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Flash Exhibits in Library Special Collections

The UCLA Library Special Collections Flash Exhibit Program features in-house exhibits that are typically on display for less than two weeks.

Celebrating Our Graduating Seniors: POPPING-UP PYRAMIDS: EGYPT IN CHILDREN'S POP-UP BOOKS by GIULIA MARINOS - May 21-25, 2018

From May 14 to June 9, we showcase flash exhibits by our graduating seniors.  This is the second of four.  


by Giulia Marinos


Left: The Eye of the Pharaoh incorporates the prevalent misconception of Egypt’s “curse of the mummy” into the mystery of a stolen artifact. (Most scholars agree that the ancient Egyptians did not protect their tombs with any so-called “curse of the mummy”.)

Right: close up view.



Left: Egyptian Mummies illustrates the complex and intricate mummification process and burial practices of ancient Egyptians, including the construction of the iconic, monumental pyramids.

Right: I’ve chosen to include Journey to Egypt and the pop-up scene of contemporary Cairo because ancient Egypt is typically presented (in museums, TV shows, children’s books, academia, etc.) as self-contained and somehow removed from time and space with little acknowledgment of modern day Egypt.