Amplify Archaeology Podcast - A Conversation with Maeve Sikora & Matt Seaver
Visiting the National Museum of Ireland to discuss the role of the museum and the new exhibition on Glendalough.
In this episode Neil visits the National Museum of Ireland for a conversation with the Keeper of Irish Antiquities Maeve Sikora and the Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities Matthew Seaver.
The Museum’s role
We discuss the background to the National Museum, its role as a national institution and the key challenges that the museum faces. We examine some of the threats to our archaeological heritage, and find out what to do if you come across an archaeological object with a terrific example of what happened when a Donegal farmer discovered the gleam of gold while digging a drain.
We also discuss the upcoming new exhibition on Glendalough, and the process of curation – how to choose what goes on display and what remains in storage.
Thank you so much to Maeve and Matthew for these fantastic insights into one of Ireland’s most important cultural institutions.
Listen to the podcast here.
Amplify Archaeology is a podcast that features a series of interviews with a number of Ireland’s archaeologists and specialists, to discuss the key periods, themes and stories and the different types of sites and artefacts that can tell us how people lived in the past.