New Van Steenis exhibition: What is Archaeology for YOU?
Starting on Thursday 16 May 2019, the Faculty of Archaeology features a new mini exhibition, ‘Archaeology&ME’. Ten showcases address the public’s connection with archaeology. They show how archaeology matters to them and how it constitutes a bridge between the past, present and future.
The exhibition was composed by master's students in the MA Archaeology specialisation Museum Studies and Heritage Management, in collaboration with the staff of the department for Archaeological Heritage and Society. It is based on artworks from a competition, “You(r) Archaeology – portraying your past”, that was run by the NEARCH project, in which over 300 members of the public illustrated through their art how they relate to archaeology.
The public's perception
In addition to the art, the exhibition shows the findings of a survey on the public’s perception of archaeology. This survey was conducted by the NEARCH project as well. It explored across nine EU countries the dimensions of public participation in contemporary archaeology and how new ways of working can shape a more inclusive archaeological practice.
Curious about Archaeology&Me? Visit the exhibition! It will run from May 16 to fall 2019. Enjoy the art and share what archaeology means for you.