The general public tends to associate the Gallo-Roman Museum with its permanent and temporary exhibitions and all kinds of events. However, the museum also has a scientific wing. Though less visible than the services to the public, it is just as important because scientific research underlies a quality service to the public. After all, the content of the exhibitions and educational programmes must be up-to-date and correct.
The Gallo-Roman Museum systematically records its collection. We keep a record of the site where the objects were found and gather information about that archaeological context. We date and describe the pieces according to fixed criteria. Registration provides the basis for further research. The latter is carried out in house but also by fellow researchers at universities or other institutions such as the Flemish Heritage Institute.
We publish the findings of our research in a whole range of publications including the magazine ATUATUCA, which is also on sale in our museum shop. And of course the research also provides material for our exhibitions, educational workshops and other events, thereby keeping visitors abreast of scientific developments. So in terms of content, scientific research is the engine of our services to the public.
Guido Creemers, curator
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