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The Short Version: Making the Mummy Dance

Posted at 6:24 PM on June 15, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Credit the late Thomas Hoving for the line. As director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was part of his job, he said, to breathe life into antiquities, to make the mummies dance. A Polish pianist developed a similar sense of mission when her keyboard interests turned decidedly old-school.