© The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures features a permanent collection of hundreds of archaeological objects, ethnographic items, and works of art from around the world. The collection spans an array of world cultures and historical periods that illustrate a plethora of ancient and traditional techniques and materials used by people from around the world.
The permanent collection of the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures is housed in the Mandeville Gallery International Folk Art in Miniature and Village Arts Galleries. These galleries feature selections from ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures, including world folk art, fine art, artifacts and objects, and musical instruments from Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The Main Gallery of the Global Village Museum features a variety of temporary exhibits, showing three to four exhibitions every year.
Permanent collections at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures include ‘Egypt: Gift of the Nile’, which is housed in the Main Gallery. The exhibition showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Egyptian civilization and features unique artifacts and works of art, including papyrus prints, textiles and clothing, Egyptian wedding jewelry, illustrations, camel saddles, beautiful inlaid treasure boxes, and a replica of the Rosetta Stone. This acclaimed exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Egyptian culture - the ancient cradle of civilization - and its temples, hieroglyphics, pharaohs, and mummification processes.
The Mundoville Gallery International Folk Art in Miniature is a fascinating display of the world in miniature, which comprises multiple small-scale scene replications, including over 21 miniature houses, and hundreds of international folk dolls representing cultures from around the globe. The collection also features a variety of life-size items and handmade pieces from natural materials.
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