Leah Acheson Roberts

How can contemporary sculpture be used to communicate archaeology in museums?

My doctoral research explores contemporary sculpture as a resource for communicating archaeology in museums. I examine how contemporary sculpture can - by representing concepts, themes, and materials not usually found in the museum environment - lead to an enhanced public experience of the record, practice and theory of archaeology. 


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Educational background

  • Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, 2007
  • BA, Archaeology, UCL 2010
  • MA, Public Archaeology, UCL 2011

Acheson Roberts, L., 2013. The Role of Sculpture in Communicating Archaeology in Museums. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 23(1):6, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/pia.425

  • People: Power and Organisation by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi – one of a series of sculpture-groups commissioned for the new Early People Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh in 1998

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