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The Michael C. Carlos Museum can trace its origins all the way to 1876, when a general museum was founded at Emory University?s campus in Oxford. Since then, the museum had continued to grow until it?s become one of the best art museums in the Southeast United States. Its art collection has pieces from all over the world, representing arts of different cultures such as Asian, African, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, American, and Nubian.

Fondly referred to as The Carlos, the museum is also popular for its Egyptian collection, which includes nine coffins and three museums. The collection covers the entire period of Egyptian civilization, starting from the pre-dynastic era and all the way to its inevitable clash with the Romans.

A good part of the museum?s collections were painstakingly collected by Methodist missionaries in the 19th century and later on by William A. Shelton, a theology professor of the university. Besides ensuring the preservation of the artworks and other artifacts in its care, the museum is also dedicated to supporting the most promising artists. It?s for this reason that its calendar feature one of the best and one of the greatest number of events among other university museums.
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