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Throughout the run of The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, the Science Museum hosted a variety of programming that gave visitors an opportunity to learn more about the science and art of ancient writing and experience what it might have been like to be an ancient scribe. Events included demonstrations as well as hands-on activities led by professional local artists from a variety of organizations involved in writing and the book arts.
The Saint John's Bible
Minnesota Center for the Book Arts (MCBA)
Colleagues of Calligraphy
Academic Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls
College students have been studying the Dead Sea Scrolls and using The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at the Science Museum of Minnesota as a resource. Classics Professor Nanette Goldman of Macalester College and Community Adviser to the Science Museum has organized an academic conference to advance undergraduate and graduate research on the scrolls.
Students will share their research on a range of topics spanning archaeology, history or theology of the Dead Sea Scroll community and Qumran. A solicitation for academic papers was issued to Minnesota colleges for undergraduate and graduate research papers. Nine papers were selected for presentation at the conference. View abstracts of the papers here. (PDF | 175 KB)
"Pretty amazing to think that our Constitution and Declaration of Independence are 230 years old and these are still preserved at 2,000+ years."