Classical archaeology collections in UK regional museums: visitors and contexts

Start: Oct 09, 2017 04:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Classical sculpture displays inspiring an art group

Victoria Donnellan will give the second seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 9 October.

Institute of Archaeology Research Seminars take place on Mondays from 4pm, in Room 612 of the Institute.


There are classical archaeology collections in over seventy regional museums in the UK. This research analysed their role for visitors and other users, using the concepts of outputs, benefits and meanings, situated within an exploration of personal, physical and socio-cultural contexts. In this seminar I will focus on the data from 124 interviews with visitors to permanent exhibitions of classical antiquities in six case study museums. I will discuss the interplay of contexts, benefits and meanings and draw out some implications for the future of classical collections in UK museums.


Term I Institute Research Seminar Series 2017-18

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