Lecture: Archaeology, Museums, and Artifacts From the Holy Land

The Politics of Public Display: Archaeology, Museums and Artifacts from the Holy Land

Monday, April 11, 2016
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Hood Auditorium

Sponsored By: 

Hood Museum of Art

Intended Audiences: Public

Categories: Arts , Lectures & Seminars        

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.

For more information, contact: 

Alison Palizzolo

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