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Archaeological museums

Special guest Helena Meskanen joins Matthew Lloyd, Joshua Hall, and Josho Brouwers to talk about (archaeological) museums. What do we look for in museums, what works, and what doesn’t?

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Archaeological museums play an important role when it comes to experiencing the past. Most people will only be able to see original artefacts from the ancient world by visiting one of these institutions. There are almost as many approaches to exhibitions and displays as there are museums, and some are arguably more successful than other.

Special guest Dr Helena Meskanen joins the regular team of Matthew Lloyd, Joshua Hall, and Josho Brouwers to talk about museums, including some that are not strictly archaeological. We talk about our favourite museums, relate personal experiences when visiting them, and discuss what the role of archaeological museums should be. We also touch upon open air or “living history” museums.

We mention quite a few museums during the podcast:

This episode is also available on YouTube.