The ancient Egyptians wanted to defy death and live forever. In preparation, they mummified the dead, burying them in coffins covered with religious…
The MFA’s Arts of Islamic Cultures Gallery is designed to expand how visitors see and understand the diverse arts of Islamic cultures.
A new gallery, the MFA’s Kunstkammer (or “collector’s cabinet”), is an intimate space devoted to precious works of art primarily from the 16th and 17th centuries
Works in this gallery hail from the Pacific’s four main cultural spheres: the islands in and around Indonesia, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.
In the 17th century, the Dutch dominated world-spanning routes linking ports in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Dutch trading companies…
This display explores the golden era of Chinese culture, and features some of the MFA’s greatest treasures.