Josho Brouwers has particular ideas about the role that archaeological museums should play in modern societies, what their objectives should be and how they might obtain them. The different articles in which he has expressed his views are collected in this series.
A new exhibition about the Egyptian deities in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden is interesting, but workmanlike.
The new Leiden exhibition Casa Romana focuses on everyday life inside a townhouse of a wealthy Roman family in the first century AD.
A new temporary exhibition in Leiden demonstrates just how useful it can be to use a question-driven approach to exhibition design.
The new Classical department at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden turns out to be a bit of a disappointment. It raises an important question: what should an archaeological museum look like?
An archaeological museum shouldn’t be about the past; it should be about archaeology as a discipline.
Public puzzlement over an exhibit at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden leads me to be invited to another exhibition in Amsterdam.