Museums and Archaeology (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)

Museums and Archaeology (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)

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Museums and Archaeology brings together a wide, but carefully chosen, selection of literature from around the world that connects museums and archaeology. Part of the successful Leicester Readers in Museum Studies series, it provides a combination of issue- and practice-based perspectives. As such, it is a volume not only for students and researchers from a range of disciplines interested in museum, gallery and heritage studies, including public archaeology and cultural resource management (CRM), but also the wide range of professionals and volunteers in the museum and heritage sector who work with archaeological collections. The volume's balance of theory and practice and its thematic and geographical breadth is explored and explained in an extended introduction, which situates the readings in the context of the extensive literature on museum archaeology, highlighting the many tensions that exist between idealistic `principles' and real-life `practice' and the debates that surround these. In addition to this, section introductions and the seminal pieces themselves provide a comprehensive and contextualised resource on the interplay of museums and archaeology. .

About Author

Robin Skeates is Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University in the UK. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2005, and has served as General Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology since 2010.


1 Museums and archaeology: principles, practice and debates ROBIN SKEATES PART ONE: ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS Introduction to Part One ROBIN SKEATES 2 Managing curated collections: the basics LYNNE P. SULLIVAN AND S. TERRY CHILDS 3 Archaeological curation in the 21st century. Or, making sure the roof doesn't blow off WENDY BUSTARD 4 Primal fear: deaccessioning collections ROBERT C. SONDERMAN 5 Archaeological archives: serving the public interest? NICK MERRIMAN AND HEDLEY SWAIN 6 Archaeological archives in Britain and the development of the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre HEDLEY SWAIN 7 Inventory and global management in archaeology: the example of the Neuchatel Museum MARIE-ODILE VAUDOU 8 Issues in practice: conservation procedures ELIZABETH PYE 9 Caring for an Egyptian mummy and coffin LAURA S. PHILLIPS AND LINDA ROUNDHILL 10 Gristhorpe Man: an Early Bronze Age log-coffin burial scientifically defined NIGEL MELTON, JANET MONTGOMERY, CHRISTOPHER J. KNUESEL, CATHY BATT, STUART NEEDHAM, MIKE PARKER PEARSON, ALISON SHERIDAN, CARL HERON, TIM HORSLEY, ARMIN SCHMIDT, ADRIAN EVANS, ELIZABETH CARTER, HOWELL EDWARDS, MICHAEL HARGREAVES, ROB JANAWAY, NIELS LYNNERUP, PETER NORTHOVER, SONIA O'CONNOR, ALAN OGDEN, TIMOTHY TAYLOR, VAUGHAN WASTLING AND ANDREW WILSON 11 History and surface condition of the Lewis Chessmen in the collection of the National Museums Scotland (Hebrides, late 12th-early 13th centuries) JIM TATE, INA REICHE, FLAVIA PINZARI, JANE CLARK AND DAVID CALDWELL PART TWO: ARCHAEOLOGY, ETHICS AND THE LAW Introduction to Part Two ROBIN SKEATES 12 From museum to mantelpiece: the antiquities trade in the United Kingdom KATHRYN WALKER TUBB AND NEIL BRODIE 13 The revolution in U.S. museums concerning the ethics of acquiring antiquities JENNIFER ANGLIM KREDER 14 Repatriation: Australian perspectives MICHAEL GREEN AND PHIL GORDON 15 The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in its first decade JAMES A.R. NAFZIGER AND REBECCA J. DOBKINS 16 Policy and practice in the treatment of archaeological human remains in North American museum and public agency collections FRANCIS P. MCMANAMON 17 Covering up the mummies TIFFANY JENKINS PART THREE: INTERPRETING THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST Introduction to Part Three ROBIN SKEATES 18 Presenting the past: towards a redemptive aesthetic for the museum MICHAEL SHANKS AND CHRISTOPHER TILLEY 19 Speaking for the past in the present: text, authority and learning in archaeology museums ROBIN SKEATES 20 Towards presenting scientific research in archaeology museums MARK S. COPLEY 21 Prehistory, identity, and archaeological representation in Nordic museums JANET E. LEVY 22 Is it enough to make the main characters female? An intersectional and social semiotic reading of the exhibition Prehistories 1 at the National Historical Museum in Stockholm, Sweden ANNIKA BUENZ 23 The Jorvik Viking Centre: an experiment in archaeological site interpretation PETER ADDYMAN AND ANTHONY GAYNOR 24 The new Museum of Altamira: finding solutions to tourism pressure JOSE ANTONIO LASHERAS CORRUCHAGA AND PILAR FATAS MONFORTE 25 Archaeological site museums in Latin America HELAINE SILVERMAN 26 The new Acropolis Museum: where the visual feast trumps education KATIE RASK 27 Development and utilization of underground space for the protection of relics in the Yang Emperor Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty ZHILONG CHEN, PING ZHANG AND JUXI LI 28 The Port Royal Project: a case study in the use of VR technology for the recontextualization of archaeological artifacts and building remains in a museum setting HARRY HELLING, CHARLIE STEINMETZ, ERIC SOLOMON AND BERNARD FRISCHER 29 Teaching the past in museums JOANNE LEA 30 Interaction or tokenism? The role of hands-on activities in museum archaeology displays JANET OWEN 31 The re-display of the Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury, and the National Curriculum in England PETER G. STONE 32 Roman boxes for London's schools: an outreach service by the Museum of London JENNY HALL AND HEDLEY SWAIN 33 Translating archaeology for the public: empowering and engaging museum goers with the past ALEXANDRA A. CHAN 34 Involving the public in museum archaeology NICK MERRIMAN 35 Public archaeology and museums in Japan DEVENA HAGGIS 36 Uncovering ancient Egypt: the Petrie Museum and its public SALLY MACDONALD AND CATHERINE SHAW 37 Re-imagining Egypt: artefacts, contemporary art and community engagement in the museum GEMMA TULLY 38 Working towards greater equity and understanding: examples of collaborative archaeology and museum initiatives with Indigenous peoples in North America SARAH CARR-LOCKE AND GEORGE NICHOLAS 39 Conversations about the production of archaeological knowledge and community museums at Chunchucmil and Kochol, Yucatan, Mexico TRACI ARDREN 40 Us and them: who benefits from experimental exhibition making? PETE BROWN

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  • ISBN13: 9781138026230
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 662
  • ID: 9781138026230
  • weight: 1179
  • ISBN10: 1138026239

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