Dr. Michael Thomas
, Tufts University
Jess Galloway, Booziotis & Co., Architects

Sarah Buchanan, University of Pennsylvania
William Collins, University of Arkansas
Elizabeth McCall, New York University
Liza Oldham, Southern Methodist University
Lab Assistant: Angela Trentacoste

Some of the material from Poggio Colla and the Podere Funghi will be included in a new archaeological museum of the Mugello in Dicomano. Poggio Colla's artifacts will be displayed along with archaeological material from other sites. Working with Michael Thomas and the site architect, Jess Galloway, the museum research group will study the methodological issues behind the exhibition of archaeological material. The hope is that they will come up with creative and didactic ways to integrate the difference contexts of Poggio Colla into a museum exhibit. The group will supplement its study of Poggio Colla's material with field trips to several archaeological museums. Each student will choose a context (such as gender, architecture, everyday life, ceramic production, or votive religion) and design an exhibit for that context. They will present their exhibit design to the rest of the group and write a paper that outlines their concept in detail.

The Museum Exhibition Design Group, left to right: Sarah Buchanan,
Liza Oldham, William Collins, and Elizabeth McCall


Students in the museum group visit the Murlo museum.


Michael Thomas discusses installation of roof tiles in the Murlo museum.


Entrance to the museum in Dicomano which will house
artifacts from archaeological excavations in the Mugello.


Left to right: Angela Trentacoste, Jess Galloway, William Collins, Prof. Penelope Davis,
Giuseppe Ancarini, Elizabeth McCall, and Liza Oldham in the Dicomano museum.


Elizabeth McCall works on a presentation of her museum design project.


Sarah Buchanan works on her presentation of the museum design project.


William Collins designed an installation for ceramics
from Poggio Colla and the Podere Funghi.


Liza Oldham designed an installation of weaving implements from Poggio Colla.


Sarah Buchanan designed the architectural and contextual installations.


Elizabeth McCall's museum design project focused on votive objects.