Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Jacqueline Eng


To meet the partial requirements for a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Western Michigan University, the following internship was completed between June 2015 and September 2016. A Computed Tomography (CT) scan analysis was conducted on the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s mummy, Nakhte-Bastet-Iru. This analysis was a collaborative effort by myself and medical and museum professionals. Insight into the mummy’s life and culture was uncovered through examination and analysis of paleoradiological views of her remains. Additional research into the practices of other Midwest museums provided valuable knowledge of current trends in the dissemination and exhibition of mummy CT scan data. This internship and research has highlighted the challenges of a mummy CT scan analysis as well as the benefits it can bring to a museum and the field of anthropology. The relationship between these institutions and discipline, which has deep historical roots, continues to provide opportunities to educate the public and further Egyptian mummy research through collaborative CT scanning projects.


This was not a master's thesis that went through the Graduate College, but was a paper based on an internship that was in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. Paper added to ScholarWorks per request of author.