ACOR Proudly Presents:
“Preserving the Cultural Heritage of the Madaba Region… Together: The Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project (MRAMP) and Recent Community Archaeology”
An Online Lecture by Prof. Douglas R. Clark (La Sierra University) on January 19, 2021
About the Lecture:
The Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project (MRAMP) has always been about “community archaeology,” which views archaeology as a public asset to be embraced by a wide spectrum of local and international stakeholders. Supported by generous grants from several U.S. and Italian development agencies and others, and in collaboration with longstanding and recently acquired partners, the MRAMP team has witnessed considerable progress toward its goal of establishing a new, state-of-the-art regional archaeological museum in historic downtown Madaba. And, while COVID has slowed progress considerably in some respects, it has also forced us to explore a broad range of virtual options for the study, storage, storytelling, and display of the region’s extensive material culture. This presentation will encompass recent progress toward the accomplishment of the project’s objectives and the outcomes of collaboration with vibrant partners in an internationally shared endeavor to preserve the region’s cultural heritage.
This topic was presented by Dr. Douglas R. Clark in collaboration with MRAMP co-directors Dr. Suzanne Richard (Gannon University), Dr. Andrea Polcaro (Perugia University), Dr. Marta D’Andrea (Sapienza University of Rome), and Dr. Basem Mahamid (Department of Antiquities of Jordan). We hope to see you again soon for future ACOR lectures!