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Aztec Art after the Conquest and in Museums Abroad  

Ray Hernández Durán

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
Following the Spanish Conquest, responses to Aztec art were varied. While architecture and many sacred sculptures were demolished and their material remains recycled into new construction, ... More

From the Archaeology of Childhood to Modern Children Visiting Archaeological Museums: An Italian Perspective  

Claudia Lambrugo

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This chapter addresses three interconnected topics, beginning with a short overview of the archaeology of children and childhood in Italy, explaining how and why the Italian contribution ... More

Gazing on the Past (and Being Photobombed by Children): Archaeology, the Early Years of Modern Photography, and the Visible/Invisible Child  

Sally Crawford and Katharina Ulmschneider

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
Archaeologists often ignore the presence of children as a contributing factor in the archaeological record. However, recent analysis of a number of glass plate and film photographs taken ... More

Light and its Interaction with Antiquities and Works of Art: A Conservator’s Perspective  

Eleni Kotoula

This chapter addresses issues related to light–object interaction along with its resulting phenomena, taking into consideration materiality issues. It presents light and its role in ... More

Lighting and Museum Exhibits  

Malcolm Innes

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Sep 2017
Museums exist to display and preserve valuable artefacts. Display lighting helps fulfil one of the main tenets of a museum, but excessive light causes irreparable damage to sensitive ... More

Material Culture, Museums, Movies, and Make Believe: Representing Medieval Childhood  

Mark A. Hall

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This contribution explores the biographical life stage of childhood in medieval Europe through the contemporary (now) representations of such childhood, particularly in the cinema and the ... More

Museums and the Conservation of Mexica Cultural Heritage  

María de Lourdes Gallardo Parrodi

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
This chapter outlines the development and contributions of archaeological conservation done at the Templo Mayor Project since 1978. The advancements made in this field have been possible ... More

Presenting Children from the Distant Past in Museums  

Sharon Brookshaw

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This chapter discusses the archaeology of childhood from a museum perspective. It presents data from British museums showing that material is held in collections that can evidence the ... More

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