Why Is It Necessary to Include the Gender Perspective in Archaeological Museums?

Some Examples from Spanish Museums

in Volume 4 (2016): Issue 1 (Jul 2016): Current Approaches to Museum Archaeology. Guest edited by James L. Flexner and Kylie Message
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Through the items in archaeological museums’ collections, it is possible to create inclusive narratives and discourses in which different social groups, ethnicities, age groups, and genders can and must be present. With this in mind, we shall focus our attention on some Spanish archaeological museums inaugurated in recent years, with the aim of analyzing how they have represented and represent women, which roles are assigned to women within the collective community, and how gender relations in past societies are illustrated.