Archaeologist Martin Berger works on online FIFA exposition about origins of football
Martin Berger was asked by the FIFA Museum in Zürich to help develop an exposition on the origins of football. In line with his expertise, he worked on the part of the online exposition that was about the Mesoamerican ballgame.
Working for the FIFA Museum was an interesting experience. 'Being a huge football fan myself, working with a museum that showcases the history of the game (and the organisation that controls the game globally) was a unique opportunity.'
While originally intended as a physical exposition, Covid-19 forced the organisers to move it online. ''While it was a shame that the physical exhibition did not happen because of COVID, the online exhibition is a great format,' Martin Berger reflects, 'because it reaches people far beyond the physical museum in Zürich.'