Collection Bites; Snakes - Serpentine Symbolism in Myth and Culture
|Dates:||18 June 2018|
|Times:||13:15 - 13:45|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Snakes - Serpentine Symbolism in Myth and Culture
With Dara Laughlin
Snakes are one of the most common fears in the modern world, despite the fact that most of us will never come into contact with a wild one!
In this talk I will explore many of the different depictions of snakes, and the various ways that they have been used as cultural symbols across the centuries, and across the world. Snakes have been associated with creation and death, and everything in between!
Collection Bites are half an hour talks hosted by our Visitor Team every other Monday. Our Visitor Team are on the museum floor with our collections every day so are perfectly placed to give bite-sized introductions to our collection - with a bit of a contemporary twist.
Have a look at some of the stories so far on the Visitor Team blog: https://storiesfromthemuseumfloor.wordpress.com/
Collection Bites usually take place in the Collections Study Centre on the 3rd floor, and are free to attend. There is no need to book, just meet at reception 10 minutes before the start of the talk.
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