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Mummies of the World Opens Sept. 29 in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, USA — Mummies of the World arrived at the Witte Museum under heavy security last Wednesday, traveling nearly 1,200 miles from Tampa, Florida for the exhibition’s highly-anticipated debut in San Antonio. Officially opening on Saturday, this will be the exhibition’s exclusive Texas engagement.

Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. – producer of the exhibition – was joined by Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking, Director of Science & Education for the Mummies of the World exhibition, and Marise McDermott (pictured left), president and CEO of the Witte Museum, for the official arrival of the mummies.

“Often you have Egyptian mummies or you may have perhaps a Bog Mummy, but here is an exhibition that has all of those, so it’s very comprehensive,” said McDermott. “This is a truly unique opportunity to experience mummies from around the world, and the Witte is honored to be able to offer such a perception-changing and thought-provoking collection to the region.”

Mummies of the World was developed by American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM). For more information:

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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