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Exhibiting Cultural Context

Author(s): John Pohl

Year: 2016

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A continuing issue is the treatment in exhibitions of Pre-Columbian objects as simply works of art. This is as much due to museum department compartmentalization and the dominance of design divisions who do not consider the integration of meaningful detail a priority and may even see it as disruptive to the overall design concept. Many of us are interested in developing contextualization without inhibiting the ability of art and artifacts to be appreciated for their own aesthetic merits so we have to educate ourselves as to how to do this and in so doing get curators back into the creative process of exhibition development.


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Exhibiting Cultural Context. John Pohl. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403982)


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Mesoamerica


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America