Date of Award
MA Museum Professions
Communication and the Arts
Gregory Stevens, MAT
Madison Krall, PhD
Renee Robinson, PhD
Ruth Tsuria, PhD
Phenomenology, Cultural Heritage, Relevance, Italy, Public Archaeology, Community
Relevance to the public has become critical for Italian cultural heritage institutions, as domestic visitation to archaeological parks and museums remains low while expectations to engage communities rise. This paper presents a phenomenological analysis of the experience of ancient cultural heritage through the lens of individuals located nearby the Villa of the Antonines Archaeological excavation, in Genzano di Roma, Italy. The findings conclude with a set of recommendations for ancient cultural heritage institutions to become more relevant to the existing needs and lived experiences of the community.
Hudzik, Sophia, "Ci Guardiamo il Culo: A Phenomenology of Relevance in Ancient Italian Cultural Heritage" (2023). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 3121.
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity Commons, Civic and Community Engagement Commons, Community-Based Research Commons, Museum Studies Commons, Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology Commons