F-stops and Fabergé: Getting snap happy at HMNS Pixel Parties

December 14, 2014

After-hours at the Museum on November 2, we had another one of our exclusive Pixel Parties — where we open select exhibits just for photographers (both amateur and professional). This time around, we gave our photographers access to our newly re-opened Fabergé: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg exhibit.

And here’s a sampling of what they gave us in return:


Photo by Kirsten Tucker.


Photo by Eddie Abbott Imagery


Photo by Dwayne Fortier


Photo by James Woody


Photo by Allison Buchtien


Photo by Reed’s Photography

To see more photos from around the museum, please visit our HNNS Flickr Group page.

And stay tuned! We’ll be announcing our next Pixel Party date just after the new year.

Authored By Kelly Russo

Kelly is a slightly dog-obsessed Jedi and Director of Online Media for HMNS. Her favorite activities include photography, stargazing at the George Observatory and finding new ways to bring the wonders of HMNS to the world.

One response to “F-stops and Fabergé: Getting snap happy at HMNS Pixel Parties”

  1. Vilma says:

    Kate well, we see it with Tut, and we see it with KV21-A, and we also see a turned angle to the mummy KV21-B’s foot but in that case, it isn’t rellay severe enough to be sure. Upon death, the feet relax in a weird way, pointing down or in. Then look at just how terrible KV21-A’s condition was, there is no mistaking that. It it was Ankhesenamun, she would have been greatly affected by this handicap. Fortunately for her, it seems the gods are usually kind in what they make us endure vs our gifts. If you agree that the model for the guardian goddesses around the golden shrine is Ankhesenamun, she was a very beautiful, very petite young woman. Her face which looks very much like Tutankhamun’s is absolutely gorgeous, even without the animation of life or the far superior medium of flesh (rather than gold). I wish someone with the necessary skill would tackle the problem of having a family that has done brother-sister marriages for at least three centuries in a row, as far as it relates to DNA. We probably have the answers and most of the mummies right before our eyes, if we’d just find a way to factor that odd variable in. Of course it might make no difference at all, but I doubt it. Still SUCH a new science for us. I’m lucky, Kate, in that my job is to think of the most probable scenarios with the facts in our face (and to be terribly honest, using my gut and heart). But I absolutely see a succesful marriage with this pair.Michael brings up the incest, and I’m sure there would be an ick factor for many of us. I’m quite certain it wasn’t the case then. In fact, Ankhesenamun (if we’re going to attribute the Hittite letters to her) makes it quite plain what she thinks of every man outside her line: they are servants and beneath her. The idea of marrying a commoner might have been far more revolting to Ankhesenamun than marrying her close in age, nice looking, engaging half-brother, the Pharaoh of Egypt. In my book I deal with this as it seems plausable to me. The marriage with her father was a hardship, and when she married Tutankhamun, he was young and she was scarred. They had been close enough before, especially as it was a frightening time, but the relationship had a ways to grow when they married. And in the book-and in history-they took a crack at it and made children. That the hope of a good life was destroyed so fast, on the heels of losing the babies, is utterly tragic. I’m taking on an era we know a little more about for the next one, the period of Liberation that gave us the 18th dynasty. Which is cool absolutely, because we see a much bigger family (arguably stronger, too), a devotion to a cause passing through the generations, and female characters that are triumphant. But this period, with Ankhesenamun, is my passion and I’ve been glad to talk about her with you all. It’s an odd thing, Egyptology: on one hand, I’m glad to know. On the other, I wouldn’t want anyone lifting me from my grave and exposing all my little secrets and vulnerabilities. But in this case, finding the cause of Tutankhamun’s death (and hopefully soon some confirmation on how Ankhesenamun died) will perhaps grant some peace to a couple who didn’t seem to have much of it in life.-Stephanie

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