One thing I find of interest is how museums decide to set up their exhibits. A lot of museums will try to make their exhibits stand out from the rest. With Egyptian exhibits this is extremely important because there are so many. Museums have to struggle to find out how to make themselves different from all the others to gain more tourists. For some museums it is made easier by having very significant artifacts. The Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany, has the bust of Queen Nefertiti. In cases like this, museums only really need to make sure that their focal point is their main artifacts. This does not mean that the museums with major artifacts have not thought out their designs. I went to the British Museum, and while they do place their main artifacts in the forefront of everything else, the rest of their Egyptian exhibit is very well thought out and placed just so. It is even more amazing when you think about all the things they have that they have not put out. On my study abroad we got to go behind the scenes of parts of the British Museum. We got to take a look at many of sarcophagi that were very beautiful and intricate but that just did not at the moment fit into the exhibit. Several years ago I went to one museum once that had a very interesting a fresh set up to its Egyptian exhibit. In Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Museum of natural history their exhibit was set up like a tomb. The room had very low lighting, and very narrow walk ways. There were many twist and sharp turns that you weren’t always sure about where they were leading you. It was a very cool way to show their many artifacts. However, it made me think about if they had something like that in a bigger more popular museum, like the British Museum. The British Museum is already crowded as it is, sometimes it’s hard to move at your own pace because of people in front or behind you. A claustrophobic tomb like exhibit would be horrible in a place like that. But for the Carnegie museum it just worked.