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Wedge-shaped Bridges: A Museum Perspective on Communicating Assyriology

Jon Taylor

Abstract

The British Museum has many years’ experience in engaging international audiences, stimulating their interest in the Ancient Near East and facilitating their exploration of ancient cultures through the objects they produced. This presentation touches on some of the activities undertaken and shares experiences gained through them. It also touches on current trends, as we adapt to an ever-changing world. The situation described below applies more widely to engagement between Assyriology and the public, to a greater or lesser extent in each case. There is a healthy interest in the Ancient Near East and good grounds for optimism for the future.

Note

The views presented are those of the author.

Published Online: 2016-11-29
Published in Print: 2016-12-1

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