The artifacts in the new exhibit at the
are so old, valuable and fragile that making cases good enough to protect them was so expensive, the exhibit almost was canceled. Museumof Idaho
That didn't happen - acceptable cases were purchased from a university and modified - and the ancient artifacts comprising the "World of the Pharaohs" exhibit attracted more than 10,000 visitors in its first two weeks.
Idaho Fallsmuseum is the exhibit's only venue in the Western United States. It will be there through November before continuing on to Ottawa, Canada, and two more U.S.stops during its four years on tour from Boston's . Museumof Fine Arts
"It's the most expensive exhibit we've ever had,"
said. "It's also one of the most impressive." Museumof Idaho Program Director Nick Gailey
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Exhibit: World of the Pharaohs, Idaho Falls
Idaho Statesman (Tim Woodward)