Creighton University Virtual Museums



Frontispiece from Giorgio de Sepibus's catalogue, The Most Famous Musuem of the Roman College,
printed in 1678, depicts Father Athanasius Kircher, S.J. showing visitors around his museum.



Welcome to Creighton University's Virtual Museums Gallery

Virtual Museums -- Fall 2001



The Pyramid Scheme

From the Egyptians to the Mayans, pyramids played a role in societies. They were used as tombs, temples, and sacred places of the gods. Within this museum, we shall examine several different pyramid sites of the Egyptian and Mayan cultures in order to understand more of these unique structures.




Curius Institutio a Curatio Vetustas

Operating under the Institute of Medical Antiquity, Ancient Egyptian Medicine is a comprehensive look at the medical world of Ancient Egypt. You will discover the father and gods of Egyptian medicine, as well as ancient documents in which their medical knowledge was recorded. The instruments of surgery are displayed, and expose the technological expertise of Egyptian physicians of the ancient world. Finally, a look at mummification will leave you with a better understanding of how ancient Egyptians approached death. The ancient world is full of treasures that await to be unearthed. Here you will find those treasures, while gaining a understanding of Ancient Egyptian Medicine.




Virtual Museums -- Spring 1997



The final project for the Museums and Social Science Class taught at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York and Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut, was for each student to produce a virtual museum. These are but some of the museums which the students produced.



Andy Warhol and the 1960s

This museum will contain the works of Andy Warhol as well as a biography about the artist. Its goal is to take Warhol's works and relate them to the social times of the 1960s when he was creating his paintings. What was going on around him in the 60s had a huge influence on his style and subjects.




Escher Island

A Museum dedicated to presenting some of the works of M. C. Escher in a format deemed pleasing by the museum's curator...me. Also in the museum are VRML representations of Moebius Strips and Torus Knots, two mathematical objects used by Escher in his artwork.




Mediaeval Culture
as Evidenced by Gargoyles

Contrary to popular belief, the Middle Ages were not Dark. There is a common myth circulating that culture was a low during this time. This museum hopes to address this serious flaw in thought by bringing to light just how rich this period in history was.




The Museum of The Fear

So what are you afraid of? This museum examines fear and it's origins as represented by various artists. The fear can be caused by all that surrounds and all that is within you. Don't be scared, it won't hurt you... well maybe.




Something Can Come from Nothing:
A Museum of Recycled Art

Recycled Art gives people who are worried about the environment the chance to express themselves and at the same time show their concern for a world that is quickly being filled up with waste. Recycled Art is now a major branch of modern expression and is beginning to have a culture all it's own. This museum will attempt to show some of the artists that are helping to contribute to that community while at the same time also expressing yet one more person's concern for our fragile environment.




Clocks Through Time

This museum is dedicated to exploring the history and development of clocks. The long history of clocks must be known if one is to understand the enormous fascination they have had, the craftmanship and ingenuity that they require, and the mass market that developed for them. Man has long been intrigued by the concept of time.





[Walk Like an EGYPTIAN!]
This page is managed by Rev. Raymond A. Bucko, S.J.
of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
at Creighton University .

E-Mail: bucko@creighton.edu

Page last updated: May 16, 2002