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Museums and Ancient Western Asia: Perspectives from the Middle East
Organised jointly by Vorderasiatisches Museum SMB PK & London Centre for the Ancient Near East (LCANE)

This seminar series aims to create a platform for discussions on curating ancient western Asian collections from the perspective of museum professionals from/working in the Middle East. Mindful of the idiosyncrasies of museum practices and political circumstances of countries in the Middle East, and in a conscious effort towards a new paradigm of discussion, we do not set or dictate questions and specific themes. What a “curator” does for example, can vary greatly across contexts, and we wish to provide greater visibility to this variability. Therefore, we invite museum professionals, archaeologists, cultural heritage professionals, and others who work with archaeological museum collections to present their work on ancient western Asian collections to speak about their professional practices around museum work which can include but is not limited to curation, interpretation, conservation, research, outreach, and education.
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