Thanks to the generosity of the University administration and the MOA Friends, the Museum will undertake two renovation projects this August, resulting in the temporary closure of the galleries from July 31 to September 4. The first project is a complete remodel of the front desk area of the Museum. The existing built-in furniture will be replaced with a new front desk and student work space that will have a smaller footprint and result in more flexible use space. The entire Museum will also be re-carpeted as part of this project. Secondly, during this time, the permanent exhibit space that currently houses How Do They Know? The Science of Archaeology in the Yadkin River Valley will be renovated. The exhibit will taken down and the gallery will be modified to prepare it for the installation of a new permanent exhibit covering the four fields of anthropology in North Carolina. The Museum staff will be working regular hours during this time period and can be contacted by phone or email.