This edited volume is the result of two organized workshops: one held at the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) in Basel, Switzerland in 2014 and the second held at the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2015. The editors, Geoff Emberling and Lucas P. Petit, comment that the idea to organize such workshops about museum curatorial practices with ancient Middle Eastern collections stemmed from earlier discussions in 2011 when both editors had been involved in curating and renewing the permanent Middle Eastern galleries in their respective institutions. They recognized the lack of information exchange among curators and scholars and noticed that similar colleagues struggled with how “to exhibit in a restricted space and with a restricted number of objects an immense area and an equally long history to a wider public” (p. xxi). Thus, this volume addresses...

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