"Archaeology, Museums and Artifacts from the Holy Land"LECTURE
“The Politics of Public Display: Archaeology, Museums and Artifacts from the Holy Land”
Monday, April 11, 2016
Hood Museum of Art
Morag M. Kersel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, DePaul University
In 2002, the Royal Ontario Museum displayed the James Ossuary—a first-century burial box with the Aramaic inscription “James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus.” With this display the museum took on simultaneous roles: custodian of a sacred relic, shaper of public interpretation, fiduciary institution. Using examples such as this, Dr. Kersel will investigate the politics of public display and the role of the museum.
Cosponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, the Classics Department, Dartmouth College, the Dartmouth Archeological Working Group, and the Department of Religion, Dartmouth College.
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