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

Some Examples from Spanish Museums

Lourdes Prados Torreira

Keywords: archaeology; education; gender; prehistory; Spanish museums; women

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.

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