Thursday, July 16, 2015

South Hall Renovations

Things are moving along with the renovations in the University Museum's South Hall. There will be renovations taking place in the South Hall galleries through December 2015.

This summer the South Hall has been closed to the public but below is a sneak peak of the progress so far. Workers are replacing the old HVAC system, a much needed upgrade. All of the Faner building will have a new HVAC system in the next few years. With the upgrade, the museum will be able to provide more climate control in the exhibit areas.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Re-organizing the archive

Things are getting into shape at the University Museum's archive. Yesterday, Dona Bachman, the director of the University Museum and Alison Erazmus, Curator of Exhibits, visited the archive with a tour by Susannah Munson, Curator of Anthropology. Susannah oversees the collection at our off campus storage building; what we at the museum call 'the archive.' This summer, Susannah and her staff are re-organizing the archive and it is looking good.

Many visitors of the University Museum see only the galleries in Faner. But, we often host a variety of groups who take tours of our large archive to see all the works not on display at the museum. Contact Susannah Munson if you or your class wish to take a tour of our archive to see more of what the University Museum has to offer.