Rhode Island School of Design Museum


For the newly designed exhibition of Egyptian archaeology at the Rhode Island School of Design REIER designed a "Mummy Case". Sheltering the mummy and sarcophagus of the Egyptian priest "Nesmin" (250 BC), it is the heart of the exhibition. Subtle lighting for both the mummy and the sarcophagus is provided by three horizontal LED light rods, installed so they are concealed from view.

In order to increase the visibility of the impressively decorated interior of the sarcophagus, shelf boards arranged like a stair provide support. The stable interior of the display case allows for both fronts to be opened at the same time, facilitating access for the conservators.


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Year of completion



planning, manufacturing


Design: Stephen Saitas Designs,
New York
Lighting: Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design, New York

Photograph: Erick Gould, Courtesy of the RISD Museum

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