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"The Changing of the Guards"?: British Prehistoric Collections and Archaeology in the Museums of the Future

Frieman, Catherine; Wilkin, Neil

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Over the past 30 years, Britain’s large archaeological museums and collections have shifted their focus away from academic visitors exploring their stores and collections and toward the dynamic presentation of permanent and temporary displays. These are arranged to emphasize compelling and relevant interpretative narratives over the presentation of large numbers of objects. The shift to digitization and the online presentation of collections is a major feature of public engagement activities at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/261218
Source: Museum Worlds: Advances in Research
DOI: 10.3167/armw.2016.040104
Access Rights: Open Access

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