Research and Museum Enhancement in Human Remains Collections. A Case Study
Keywords:Anthropological collections, Research, Storytelling, Transdisciplinary research
AbstractNowadays, the role of human remains in museum collections has profoundly changed due to new scientific investigation possibilities offered by modern methods and a trans-disciplinary approach to reconstructing biological and cultural phenomena of ancient societies. In this perspective, museums must play a central role in communicating the knowledge stemming from science beyond the scientific community, in order to enhance interest in scientific disciplines among the young. In the experience of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the University of Turin, multidisciplinary scientific research and a trans-disciplinary collaborative approach are providing a suitable key for new communication strategies.