Dr. Michael Thomas,
Jess Galloway, Booziotis & Co., Architects
Sarah Buchanan, University of Pennsylvania
William Collins, University of Arkansas
Elizabeth McCall, New York University
Liza Oldham, Southern Methodist University
Lab Assistant: Angela Trentacoste
Some of the material from Poggio Colla and the Podere Funghi
will be included in a new archaeological museum of the Mugello
in Dicomano. Poggio Colla's artifacts will be displayed along
with archaeological material from other sites. Working with Michael
Thomas and the site architect, Jess Galloway, the museum research
group will study the methodological issues behind the exhibition
of archaeological material. The hope is that they will come up
with creative and didactic ways to integrate the difference contexts
of Poggio Colla into a museum exhibit. The group will supplement
its study of Poggio Colla's material with field trips to several
archaeological museums. Each student will choose a context (such
as gender, architecture, everyday life, ceramic production, or
votive religion) and design an exhibit for that context. They
will present their exhibit design to the rest of the group and
write a paper that outlines their concept in detail.
Exhibition Design Group, left to right: Sarah Buchanan,
Liza Oldham, William Collins, and Elizabeth McCall
in the museum group visit the Murlo museum.
Thomas discusses installation of roof tiles in the Murlo museum.
Entrance to the museum in Dicomano which will house
artifacts from archaeological excavations in the Mugello.
Left to right: Angela Trentacoste, Jess Galloway, William Collins,
Prof. Penelope Davis,
Giuseppe Ancarini, Elizabeth McCall, and Liza Oldham in the Dicomano
Elizabeth McCall works on a presentation of her museum design
Sarah Buchanan works on her presentation of the museum design
William Collins designed an installation for ceramics
from Poggio Colla and the Podere Funghi.
Liza Oldham designed an installation of weaving implements from
Sarah Buchanan designed the architectural and contextual installations.
Elizabeth McCall's museum design project focused on votive objects.