Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
Exhibition Graphic Design/
Environmental Graphic Design
Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt was presented by Brooklyn Museum from September 29, 2017 to January 21, 2018. As a graphic design intern at Brooklyn Museum, I designed part of the exhibition environmental graphics, brochures, and online promotional materials for the exhibition.
"Drawn from Brooklyn Museum’s renowned collection, the exhibition features choice examples from among the many millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt. Animals were central to the ancient Egyptian worldview. Most animals had connections to a particular deity. After death, mummified animals’ souls could carry a message
to a god.”
The exhibition attracted families and kids. The concept of the design was inspired by tangram. The animal image-making activities in the game echoed with the rich tradition of animal image-making history in ancient Egypt. Graphics of animals were included in staircase walls. They were placed at three eye levels for kids and adults. The design was successful as we witnessed that kids were attracted by animal graphics and prompted to have conversations with parents.
Way-finding Sign the Exhibition
Staircase to the Exhibition