Episode from the podcastThin End of the Wedge

6. Paul Collins: Displaying the ancient Middle East in the 21st century

Released Wednesday, 28th October 2020
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Paul explains the thinking behind traditional displays. He then guides us through the new displays at the Ashmolean. What is he doing differently? What does the future of display look like?

2:09 traditional displays
4:55 the role of aesthetics
8:14 temporary exhibitions versus permanent displays
12:53 flexible displays
17:37 catering for senses other than sight
21:47 technology
24:18 terminology
25:51 Owning the Past: from Mesopotamia to Iraq
28:32 new galleries at the Ashmolean
37:41 skill-sharing with Iraqi colleagues
39:39 how to follow Paul’s work

Ashmolean for All blog: https://ashmoleanforall.blog/ 
Nahrein Networks: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/nahrein/
BISI: http://www.bisi.ac.uk/ 

Paul’s Twitter : https://twitter.com/P_T_Collins 

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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