Update: Mummies and artifacts will be on view in Museum’s Silk Road exhibit

There’s been a big change since my last post, which noted that Chinese government officials had pulled all their artifacts from the Penn Museum’s exhibit, Secrets of the Silk Road.

Today, the Museum announced some happy news: It turns out those artifacts will be on view after all.

The Museum’s modified, mummy-less version of the exhibition that opened Feb. 5 will close to the public this Sunday, allowing workers to installs the Chinese artifacts. The objects will be on view from Feb. 18 – March 15, 2011 and all but the two mummies will remain at the Penn Museum until March 28.

“We are delighted to be able to present the complete range of this spectacular material,” said Dr. Richard Hodges, the Williams Director of the Penn Museum. “Secrets of the Silk Road is an historic, must-see exhibition—and we encourage people to make sure to come to the Penn Museum during its limited run.”

Ticketing and other information is available on the Museum’s dedicated Silk Road website: http://www.penn.museum/silkroad.

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