Curated Exhibition, Event or Festival

Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict

A Jamieson

Published : 2017

Abstract

Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict explores three decades of fieldwork conducted by The University of Melbourne in Syria within the context of the current conflict and destruction. The exhibition more broadly considers how objects that have been lost, stolen or destroyed nevertheless remain part of collections and are the subject of ongoing research. The University of Melbourne has conducted fieldwork in the region since 1980s, specifically in the middle and upper Euphrates River valley. As a direct result of the Syrian civil war, fieldwork in the region has ceased since 2010. The whereabouts of objects uncovered during University fieldwork, which were transferred to the Aleppo Nationa..

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