Schnapp shares his ideas on the new history of archaeology, science, antiquarianism, and the transformation of classical archaeology today. Beyond sharing intimate details about the importance of institutions in French archaeology (indeed, how institutions make archaeology what it is), he engages the question of why the unique work taking place on the French scene has received less attention than it deserves. Through this conversation we are given lucid insights into the history and agendas of archaeology both internationally and in France.