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by Archaeology Newsroom

Museum exhibitions. An interpretational approach to museum theory and practice

The purpose of this article is to present in brief some of the problems related to the interpretation of objects, collections and ideas in a museum. Therefore, it attempts to demonstrate that apart from displaying exhibits and communicating with the visitor,interpretation is the way in which the museum understands and evaluates its exhibits in context of the civilization this material belongs to. Such interpretation should be an integral part of the institution and programme of the museum, it should dictate its activities and choices thus marking all cultural and social creativity.