Kansas City Museum Bundle Mummies
The Kansas City Museum has been given a unique opportunity to bring back on display two of the first objects it ever accepted into the collections. In 1939, an early supporter of the Museum’s (and one of its first board members) R. Bryson Jones donated to the Museum two bundle mummies that he had purchased in La Paz, Bolivia in the 1920s. They were put on display when the Museum opened in May, 1940 and interpreted as being from the Incan culture, over 2000 years old. But they have not been on display since the 1960s.
With the arrival of Exhibition International’s Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, the Museum has a chance to bring these two items back on display and be part of this larger exhibition while in Kansas City.