The sixteen papers in this volume demonstrate the active role of European museums and museum staff in archaeology, with examples from all over Europe showing active participation in excavations, conservation, and museum display. Based on a conference held at the British Museum in 1992, contributors include: I Longworth (Museums and archaeology) ; J Warren (The European Community and heritage protection) ; J Verwers (Archaeology and the National Museum of Antiquities, The Netherlands) ; J Baart (Archaeology in Dutch town-museums) ; G Krause (Museum rescue-archaeology in Duisburg, the Lower Rhineland) ; H Liden (Archaeology and the Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm) ; I Billberg (Excavations in the medieval centre of Malmoe) ; J-Y Marin (L'acquisition des objets archeologiques par les musees en France) ; B Dunning (A new archaeological museum at Neuchatel, Switzerland) ; W Brzezinski (Museum archaeology in Poland) ; L Pekarskaya (Archaeology in the Kiev History Museum) ; B Kirigin (Archaeological museums in Croatia) ; A Saville (Artefact research in the National Museums of Scotland) ; M Biddle (Curatorship and the archaeological explosion) .
Foreword (Mark Davies) Introduction (David Gaimster) 1. Museums and archaeology: copiong with the Chimaera (Ian Longworth) 2. The Eurpoean Community and heritage protection: boom or bust? (Jeremy Warren) 3. Archaeology and the National Museum of Antiquities, the Netherlands (Jan Verwers) 4. Archaeology in Dutch town-museums (Jan Baart) 5. A facelift for the Royal Museums of Art and History , Brussels (Francis Van Noten) 6. Museum rescue-archaeology in Duisburg, the Lower Rhineland (Gunter Krause) 7. Archaeology and the Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm (Hans Liden) 8. Excavations in the medieval centre of Malmo and in the surrounding area: museum archaeology in practice (Ingmar Billberg) 9. A new archaeological museum on Funen as an example of current trends in Dansih archaeology (Henrik Thrane) 10. L'acquisition des objets archeologiques par les musees en France (Jean-Yves Marin) 11. A new archaeological museum at Neuchatel, Switzerland (Bruce Dunning) 12. Museum archaeology in Poland: an outline (Wojciech Brzezinski) 13. Archaeology in the Kiev Hitory Museum (Ljudmila Pekars'ka) 14. Archaeological museums in Croatia: past, present and future (Branko Kirigin) 15. Artefact research in the National Museums of Scotland (Alan Saville) 16. Can we expect museums to cope? Curatorship and the archaeological explosion (Martin Biddle) List of contributors