Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD MD 21201
The goal of the session is to bring together scholars, professionals and individuals interested in sharing ideas and discussing aspects of the history, current challenges, and future of collecting and displaying ancient near eastern materials in the museum institution. A wide range of approaches is aimed for, including aspects of the formation of early collections, changing educational values and the impact of ever-changing international regulations worldwide. The goal is to create a forum in which scholars and museum professionals at both junior and senior levels can present and openly explore their ideas, discuss research theories and methodologies related to museums. Paper proposals fostering trans-national, multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the ancient near east in the museum environment are very welcome. Interested speakers will need to submit a title and abstract (max. 200 words) at the link provided at http://www.asor.org/am/2013/2013-call-2.shtml. Please send all inquiries or questions to session chair Alexander Nagel (firstname.lastname@example.org).