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Badè Museum Staff Win Grant to Develop Digital Archives and Exhibit

Badè Museum Staff Awarded Grant from Palestine Exploration Fund

The Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology proudly announces that the Palestine Exploration Fund, a London-based society devoted to study of the Levant, has awarded its 2021 Annual Grant to Dr. Melissa Cradic (Curator) and Samuel Pfister (Collections Manager). The grant supports digital cataloging and exhibition projects focusing on the museum’s legacy collections. These materials originate from the 1926-1935 excavations at Tell en-Nasbeh (Ramallah, Palestine) led by the museum’s founder and PSR Professor, William F. Badè.

The project is part of several museum-wide initiatives focused on social justice, decolonizing the collections, and rethinking traditional narratives of the history of archaeology. The grant-funded project will create an open-access database of museum archives online and develop a new virtual exhibition about the role of local laborers and the production of archaeological knowledge. The exhibit is set to debut in September 2021.

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