The University of Alberta Museums presents What’s New? an exhibition featuring art, artifacts and specimens from six of the University’s 29 museum collections that all have something new to share. The University of Alberta Museums are constantly engaged in new activities – some are new acquisitions through donations or field research. Some of the activities are based on museum objects that have been in the University’s collections for decades but are being viewed with new eyes or new technologies. This exhibition highlights six of our collections and takes a look at some of the recent activity to see "what's new".
Visitors can view some of the world’s largest moths and the oldest insects, experience a rare Ancient Egyptian mummy, see the application of 3D printing in a museum context, enjoy works of art by master print-artist Ryoji Ikeda, new acquisitions of important prints and sculptures by Canadian Inuit artists, and learn new stories from the Ukrainian Folklore Archives, the Classics Museum, the Strickland Entomology Museum and our Anthropology Collections.
In addition to the exhibition What’s New? there will be a Friday noon-hour speaker series:
April 24, 2015 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
Greetings to Edmonton: Self-Image in the Copper Mirror
Gallery Walk with Master Print-Artist Ryoji Ikeda
May 8, 2015 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Cool Bugs in the Strickland
Public Lecture with Dr. Felix Sperling, Curator
Strickland Entomological Museum
May 22, 2015 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Death, Decay and Dentists in Ancient Egypt
Dr. Nancy Lovell, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
What's New? features the following UofA Museums:
Bryan/Gruhn Archaeology Collection
Fossil Hominid Cast Collection
E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum
Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives
W.G. Hardy Collection of Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Antiquities
University of Alberta Art Collection