Sicily is a multicultural fragmented museum. The aim of this paper is to outline a strategy to encourage the Sicilian archaeological museums to plan initiatives, strategies and policies in intercultural communication by analyzing the potential of multicultural public dialogue on art with visitors from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This work is inspired by the ancient art artifacts preserved in Sicilian archaeological museums, as well as by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Multicultural Advisory Committee’ and its awarded initiatives designed to create relationships with local diverse communities. Archaeological Sicilian museums can give added value to the discipline by adopting the described approach, the ‘Multicultural Public Archaeology’: a neologism that synthesizes a new paradigm of communication, accounting for the multicultural complexity of Sicilian archaeological museums and their potential in enhancing people’s understanding and appreciation of multicultural heritage.

Multicultural Public Archaeology: a strategy to expand multicultural audience in Sicilian archaeological museums.

Flavia Zisa
2018

Abstract

Sicily is a multicultural fragmented museum. The aim of this paper is to outline a strategy to encourage the Sicilian archaeological museums to plan initiatives, strategies and policies in intercultural communication by analyzing the potential of multicultural public dialogue on art with visitors from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This work is inspired by the ancient art artifacts preserved in Sicilian archaeological museums, as well as by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Multicultural Advisory Committee’ and its awarded initiatives designed to create relationships with local diverse communities. Archaeological Sicilian museums can give added value to the discipline by adopting the described approach, the ‘Multicultural Public Archaeology’: a neologism that synthesizes a new paradigm of communication, accounting for the multicultural complexity of Sicilian archaeological museums and their potential in enhancing people’s understanding and appreciation of multicultural heritage.
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