Read all about what happened at the Museum over the summer and what we’re planning for the fall.
July 24th, 2012 | News
UPDATE 8/27/12: The Museum’s visitor parking spaces have been restored.
Due to changes on the campus of Wake Forest University, the parking situation at the Museum of Anthropology has changed. There will be one visitor parking spot and one handicapped visitor parking spot in the lot in front of the Museum. If these spaces are full, visitors may park in the general lot bordered by the tennis courts, Palmer and Piccolo dorms, and WFDD. Bus parking in the Museum lot is unchanged. The Museum does not have the authority to void any parking tickets. We value our visitors and regret the inconvenience this change may cause. If you have trouble finding a parking spot, please ask the Museum staff for further suggestions.
June 6th, 2012 | News
Read about everything going on at the Museum during the coming months.
May 7th, 2012 | News
The Museum of Anthropology will feature Recent Additions to the Collection through August 25, 2012. The exhibit focuses on some of the amazing objects donated to the Museum in the last two years including artifacts from sixteen different donors. Continue reading »
May 6th, 2012 | News
The Museum is still accepting registrations for all three sessions of its 2012 half-day summer camp, Journey through Peru, in June and July.
Campers will take an imaginary journey over the Andes Mountains and through the Amazon rainforest to discover the ancient Incan empire at Machu Picchu. With the help of special guests, including native Peruvian Renza Wallace, campers will also learn about the modern people in this diverse country. Using music, art, stories, games, and other activities, campers will explore the wonders of Peru.
Camp is designed for ages 6 to 12. Sessions will be June 25—29, July 9—13, and July 16—20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. The fee is $125 for the week ($100 for MOA Friends). Registration and prepayment guarantee a spot.
May 5th, 2012 | News
Junior anthropology major Ella Douglas worked with Museum Director Stephen Whittington to learn about museum exhibit theory. For her project, she developed an exhibit based on the Salgo Collection of saddle rugs and saddles from across Asia. The exhibit will open in the fall.
Ryan Thompson, also a junior anthropology major, studied museum education under Educator Tina Smith. Ryan overhauled the Museum’s North Carolina archaeology outreach kit to create a more organized structure for the objects included in the kit and provide additional lessons for teachers to use. Registrar and Collections Manager Kyle Bryner instructed Ashley Whitten, a senior anthropology minor, on the topic of library and archival science. Ashley reorganized the Museum’s library collection, a project that included moving all of the books to a central location, creating a database for the books, and repairing damaged books.
The Museum staff enjoys teaching and working with students in the one-on-one manner that internships allow, and they look forward to working with more students in the 2012-13 academic year.