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April 19, 2008

Hide and seek in the museum

Filed under: france, museum — Tags: , , — podtourz @ 12:52 pm

There’s a report that the Quai Branly museum is playing games with its visitors.

The museum possesses a ‘Mayan’ crystal skull. Actually, it’s a fake – made in Germany, probably, as the quartz it’s made of comes from the Alps, not from South America.

As the new Indiana Jones film, which stars one of these crystal skulls, opens, the curators of Quai Branly have decided to hide the skull. It’s only about ten centimetres high, so that should be easy.

If visitors want to see the skull, they’ll have to follow a treasure hunt through the museum.

I love the elements of play, game, hide-and-seek. Okay, this is really intended for younger visitors – but why should adults be excluded from the ludic elements of life? I shall definitely follow the treasure hunt!

The skull will be on exhibition from May 20th to September this year, and if you can read French there’s an interesting pdf about the skull and the exhibition on the Museum website.

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