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IN THE NEWS!

Back off, pickers: How one man’s collection became rescued — and treasured — by local historians

WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED A CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES FOR ALL QUICK GRANT!

The Cultural & Natural History Collections will receive a Quick Grant to fund our project: “A Life in Service: Stories from the International Voluntary Service.” Click on the link below for further details:

http://calhum.org/funding-opportunities/humanities-for-all/list-of-humanities-for-all-grants/

THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS HAS SELECTED OUR COLLECTIONS FOR THEIR MUSEUM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM!

A national organization has selected the University of La Verne’s Cultural and Natural History Collections for a program that will help increase the collections’ exposure, funding, and educational opportunities. The American Alliance of Museums will help the university’s collections align with best practices used in the museum industry. The group’s Museum Assessment Program has helped improve more than 5,000 small and mid-sized museums of all types since it began in 1981.

 

CHECK OUT OUR EXHIBIT AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR! September 1-24, 2017

Step inside a castle that takes you to a realm of fantasy, imagination and experience. Immerse yourself in our medical, skeletal, fantastical, and pop culture exhibits. The building also has live animals, dragons and many activities that are not only fun but educational!
Location: Building 10
Time: ALL DAY
Cost: FREE
Age: ALL AGES

ART WORKS GRANT AWARDED TO THE CNHC THROUGH THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
$10,000
La Verne, CA
Art Works – Museum
To support the digitization of art and design related artifacts. The online archival resource will provide access to the collections of cultural and natural history at the University of La Verne, reducing the need for handling and unnecessary exposure. Artifacts to be digitized will include indigenous South American textiles, Native American basketry from the American West, Chinese and African carvings, musical instruments, and everyday articles of modern living that display the artistry of industrial design. Once digitized, the collections will be available to artists, researchers, elementary and secondary schools, and others for design reference, historical research, instruction, and collaborative exhibitions.

PROFESSOR GAINS UNESCO DESIGNATION FOR MICRONESIA RUINS

Dr. Felicia R. Beardsley, the Director of Cultural & Natural History Collections and professor of Anthropology at the University of La Verne, is part of a team that added Nan Madol to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List. Read more about her amazing work here.

MUSEUM JOB SPOTLIGHT

How exciting is the Collections? Exciting enough to be nationally recognized by Museum Hack! What is Museum Hack you ask? A new company in New York, Museum Hack, is reinventing the museum tour from the outside in. Museum Hack uses the world class collection at incredible museums around the world to focus on hidden works, oddities, and saucy stories. And the Collections is one of their picks!