Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mummy myths are dispelled at Columbus Museum of Art

The Lantern (Brittany Jones)

When thinking of mummies, many think of a corpse covered in wrinkled, dirty old bandages, walking with outstretched hands and cursing death upon those who try to open a cursed treasure.

This monster stereotype has gained popularity through decades of film depictions, but these myths were busted in Columbus last Thursday.

The Columbus Museum of Art held the "Mummy Myth Busters," where museum employees discussed the truth about mummies.

Curator of European art Dominique Vasseurand and educator for adult programs/film & AV specialist Jeff Sims hosted the event. Vasseur spoke about the historical aspect of mummies, while Sims discussed the film fictions that keep the mummy stereotype alive.

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