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Archaeology Talks 2.0: Who Are Archaeology Museums For?

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Italian Cultural Institute London

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With Christian Greco and Neal Spencer. Moderated by Alice Stevenson

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European museums of archaeology interact with a wide range of communities. Their educational mission is particularly important today, as the cultural diversity of these communities is greater than ever before; even local museums work in contexts that are no longer as ethnically or culturally homogenous as they once were.

How should all such institutions be inclusive, and pay attention to the diversity of visitors, particularly addressing those who might not find traditional museum presentations accessible or interesting to them? What vision should archaeological museums have to address the debates surrounding the role of the past in contemporary European societies? These questions will be addressed by three dialogues between directors of Italian and British national, regional and local museums.

The series is hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in London, curated by UCL archaeologists Corinna Riva and Andrew Gardner, and supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, London, the Accordia Research Centre, the ‘UCL-in-Rome’ initiative, and the British School at Rome.

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