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Hidden women of history: Ennigaldi-Nanna, curator of the world’s first museum

The National Museum of Iraq photographed in February 2018. Many of the pieces discovered at the ruins of Ur, arranged and labelled by Ennigaldi-Nanna, can be found here. Wikimedia Commons

The National Museum of Iraq photographed in February 2018. Many of the pieces discovered at the ruins of Ur, arranged and labelled by Ennigaldi-Nanna, can be found here. Wikimedia Commons Louise Pryke, Macquarie University In this series, we look at under-acknowledged women through the ages. “It belongs in a museum.” With these words, Indiana Jones, the world’s best-known fictional archaeologist, …

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A more guided visit – how to reopen museums and galleries safely

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Takashi Images/Shutterstock Taha Yasseri, University of Oxford Museums and galleries in the UK will be able to open their doors to the public in July. But reopening will be conditional on their ability to implement safety measures. Social distancing is obviously vital in these institutions, which were often described as overcrowded when life was more normal. To be able to …

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