The Existential and Aesthetic Aspects of Museology in Archaeology

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  • MAIRA HILALI, DR. KHALID MAHMOOD

Abstract

The treatment of human remains and antiquities has become a muchcontended issue, with a domain of political moral and legal pressures weighing on archaeologists and museologists. The present work is an effort to locate in dialogue on the discipline of archaeology the subject that studies ancient remains and its inter-ethnic association with Museology as one of the principal mean by which people acquire access to them. Furthermore, pertaining to the dynamic equilibrium role of archaeologist and museologist this literature highlights the system of Museology in exploring the ancient past as well as answer the most intriguing question that how Museological approaches can be utilized as a tool in archaeology to determine the transforming cultural pattern of the past human societies pertaining to the masses. Though the study is based on qualitative and fundamental research methods, but secondary sources are also consulted by an author to support their argument. The conclusion shows that the twin disciplines of archaeology and museology have reflected a dynamic and complex balance between the demands of documenting developing, and preserving the material on the one hand while on the other this balance has inflected and informed the ways which raised more contested and critical issues of reflexivity authenticity and authority of material in Museology.

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2022-03-07

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MAIRA HILALI, DR. KHALID MAHMOOD. (2022). The Existential and Aesthetic Aspects of Museology in Archaeology. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 70(1). Retrieved from https://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/180

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