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Communicating Context: Spain’s Newly Renovated Museo Arqueológico Nacional

April 2017 (121.2)

Communicating Context: Spain’s Newly Renovated Museo Arqueológico Nacional

121.2
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Archaeology museums are one of the most important ways that our field communicates its findings to the wider public. The work of archaeology museums, however, is by no means simple. Archaeologists, curators, and museum directors have grappled with recent debates focusing on the politics of display, the cult of the masterpiece, the appeal to multiple publics, and the acquisition and ownership of cultural property. This is an exciting and fraught time for archaeological collections.

Communicating Context: Spain’s Newly Renovated Museo Arqueológico Nacional

By Josephine Shaya

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 121, No. 2 (April 2017), pp. 333–341

DOI: 10.3764/aja.121.2.0333

© 2017 Archaeological Institute of America