Redpath Museum Mummies' Faces, Hairdos, Revealed in 3D
Thanks to skeletal data from recent CT scans and radiocarbon analyses, a forensic artist from John Abbott College and physical anthropologists from Western University were able to reconstruct the faces of three Redpath Museum mummies. The results of this facial reconstruction project show a young man and a young woman, as well as a white-haired matron, as they all might have appeared before their deaths. These facial reconstructions feature as a new display in the World Cultures gallery on the 3rd floor.
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Water is Life/ L'eau - au coeur de la vie
New didactic exhibit about water resources and conservation created with support from the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund. In Leacock Building Entrance corridor, Ground Floor. Listen to our Water is Life interview on CKUT.
The Origami Pteranodon
Constructed and designed by origami master and NASA consultant Dr. Robert Lang using his MacBook Pro, TreeMaker and ReferenceFinder — two freeware programs he created — and Wolfram’s Mathematica, this life-size model is the focus of two documentary films as well as numerous articles and websites. Originally commissioned by the Museum’s director and funded by the public as well as the McGill community in 2007, this unique sculpture was created without glue or scissors from a single, four-metre-square piece of paper fabricated from argellite and Philipinne hemp fibres at Papeterie St. Armand on the Lachine Canal in Montreal. Click here for more information and photos about the construction of this exhibit.
The Ordovician Diorama
Almost half a billion years ago, during the period known as the Ordovician, Montreal was under water, a tropical sea. This unique diorama, constructed especially for the Redpath Museum, shows many of the creatures that lived at that time. Some of them went extinct hundreds of millions of years ago, while others have gone on to become extremely common today. Click here to find out more about the creatures that lived during the Ordovician.