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Mummy: The Inside Story. London: British Museum. July 2004 – August 2005 [Review]

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posted on 17.05.2017, 11:24 by Greg Esplin
The promise offered in the exhibition's title remains, of course, unrealized: after being herded through this three part installation, one is struck with the sense, not that the inside story has been told, but that the suggested depth, once probed, gives way to superficies. What makes "Mummy: The Inside Story" so unsatisfying is that its enticement of a supposed revealing whets the appetite without fulfilling the cravings it provokes.

History

Publication date

2005

Issue

9

Pages

165-168

Document type

Review