Friday, December 19, 2008

Museum, COSI plan Egypt projects

The Columbus Dispatch (Tim Feran)

The Columbus Museum of Art and COSI Columbus will showcase consecutive major exhibits next year:

• "To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures From the Brooklyn Museum" -- to run from Feb. 13 to June 7 at the museum -- explores ancient Egyptian beliefs about death and the afterlife.

More than 100 objects -- including statues, coffins, jewelry and vessels -- will tell the story of mummification, funeral processions and rituals; and the contents of tombs.

• "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science " -- to run from May 30 to Sept. 7 at COSI -- will be an interactive show featuring a human mummy, several animal mummies, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size prototype of a human mummy.

"You've got the museum and COSI each able to play to (their) strengths," said David Chesebrough, COSI president and chief executive officer.

"Their exhibition covers the cultural/artistic side, and ours shows how real scientists put together this puzzle. So it's not the same exhibit twice but coming at the same topic from different angles."

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