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 to the topic has been very recent. The chapter then moves on to explore the relationship between modern children, Italian scholars of ancient history of art and archaeology, and museums; it notes that for a very long time Italian universities and museums have not been interested in developing didactic archaeology at all, especially when the spectators were children, whether of pre-school or older age. Finally, returning to children in the past, two noteworthy case studies of the presentation of ancient children at exhibitions are illustrated as an interesting point of convergence between current archaeological studies in Italy on childhood in the ancient world, and the newly generated need to communicate to the general public the result of research works.

From the Archaeology of Childhood to Modern Children Visiting Archaeological Museums : An Italian Perspective / C. Lambrugo (OXFORD HANDBOOKS IN ARCHAEOLOGY). - In: The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood / [a cura di] S. Crawford, D.M. Hadley, G. Shepherd. - Prima edizione. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. - ISBN 9780199670697. - pp. 651-667

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

C. Lambrugo
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2018

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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 to the topic has been very recent. The chapter then moves on to explore the relationship between modern children, Italian scholars of ancient history of art and archaeology, and museums; it notes that for a very long time Italian universities and museums have not been interested in developing didactic archaeology at all, especially when the spectators were children, whether of pre-school or older age. Finally, returning to children in the past, two noteworthy case studies of the presentation of ancient children at exhibitions are illustrated as an interesting point of convergence between current archaeological studies in Italy on childhood in the ancient world, and the newly generated need to communicate to the general public the result of research works.
museums; childhood; teaching; exhibitions
Settore L-ANT/07 - Archeologia Classica
Settore L-ANT/10 - Metodologie della Ricerca Archeologica
Settore M-PED/03 - Didattica e Pedagogia Speciale
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