MOA Showcases Recent Acquisitions in New Exhibit

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 »

Spaces Still Available in MOA Summer Camp

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.

Download the registration form.

Spring Semester Interns Wrap Up Their Projects

Three Wake Forest students completed internships in the Museum during the spring semester.

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.

Collections Intern Blog Spring 2012
Education Intern Journal Spring 2012
Exhibits Intern Journal Spring 2012