The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago. For more than 120 years the museum's focus has been on the pursuit of scientific knowledge about the world around us.
The stated mission of the Field Museum is to " fuel a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.
Numerous, varied special art-related exhibitions are hosted each year.
Includes mummies, exquisitely painted coffins, stone sarcophagus fragments, ceramics, mummified animals, and mummy masks