Archaeological University Collections: Past Lessons and Future Goals

Workshop online

Nei giorni 27 e 28 November 2023 si svolgerà il workshop internazionale online “Archaeological University Collections: Past Lessons and Future Goals”, organizzato da Collection of Classical Antiquities of Heidelberg University e Helsinki University Museum Flame.

Parteciperà al workshop per il Laboratorio MARSIA, la dott.ssa Chiara Tarantino, con un intervento dal titolo “Managing the Identity of a University Museum. The Case of GiArA – Plaster Casts Museum and Antiquarium of the University of Pisa”.

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Meeting ID: 656 7923 7484
Passcode: 666304

Main objectives of the workshop:
Established as ‘study collections’, archaeological university collections combine academic teaching, research, and public outreach. Such collections often have a fascinating history of their own, as some collections were systematically formed to serve teaching and research, and sometimes even addressing the broader public, while others emerged as a side product of the teaching activities, without a clear museological programme. Facing growing demands, but at the same time often
operating on a minimum financial support and human resources, many university collections have to constantly justify their existence and funding both politically and socially.

A better visibility from outside and intensive research showing the value of archaeological and art historical university collections is one survival strategy which needs ideas and engagement. Papers will present projects from and with university collections in the fields of teaching, research and public outreach. With the workshop, we aim to stimulate open discussions about the current and future role of archaeological university collections and to create a room to share ideas and experiences that can be imported, helping to strengthen individual collections and contributing to the common goal of raising awareness for their importance.


Program University Collections Online Workshop

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