Post I wrote last year for the Stories from the Museum Floor blog about ancient Egypt’s symbolic landscape.
Today’s post is by Michelle from the Visitor Team at Manchester Museum. We are not experts, but we are people with a passionate interest in the museum and its objects. We each bring our own insight into Manchester Museum and its collections.
Being Human # 4: Signs and Symbols
Whether we realise it or not, we live in a symbolic world, and it is the ability and creativity of thought to be able to encode and decode a sign system of ideas that is one of the key elements to our being human.
When we walk through life, we don’t just see the world – we read it. From the clothes we choose, the conversations we have, to the money we spend, these are all part of…
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