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Principal Investigator

Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou


Other participants

Dr Lucilla Burn ( former Keeper of Antiquities, The Fitzwilliam Museum)

Professor Robin Osborne (Professor of Ancient History, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge).


Grants received

Our 2015 conference was generously funded by Topoi Excellence Cluster, Berlin and the Fitzwilliam Museum.


Project summary

A collaborative project involving the Fitzwilliam Museum and a network of European museums housing important Ancient World collections. The project- and subsequent publication of an edited volume- seeks to contribute to the advancement of public archaeology as a theoretical discipline as well as a practice within Museums.   This is being achieved by shedding light to a vast range of current practices across important European Museums and institutions and by adding nuance to our understanding of the ever-evolving theoretical discourses and debates of public archaeology.


Major output

In preparation: Material Cultures in Public Engagement: Re-inventing Public Archaeology within Museum collections. (Book in preparation, expected June 2019).