Bristol Museum & Art Gallery opens new exhibition 'death: the human experience'
24 October—13 March 2016
"This innovative new exhibition, death: the human experience, will open up the most universal of subjects allowing an insight into the variety of ways human beings have approached death and dying from around the world and across time.
Explore the human response to death through hundreds of objects and stories from across the world, from ancient times to modern day. From the Day of the Dead and Victorian mourning rituals, to mummification and bespoke coffins; this rich and varied exhibition will showcase rarely seen items from our world cultures, archaeology, natural sciences, social history and art collections.
Discover the different paths people have taken from dying to final resting place, and reflect on your own attitudes to death through this thought-provoking exhibition. As well as raising scientific and ethical questions, death: the human experience will act as a platform for discussion and highlight how people have responded to death creatively with music, humour, film and literature."
For more information: http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/death-human-experience/