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Museum of Anthropology: Open Conservation Lab. 2 pm, Jan 24, 2016

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Join our Open Conservation Lab on January 24
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes with the museum’s conservation staff? Join us on Sunday, January 24 at 2pm for a free members-only event to learn about conservation activities at MOA.

There will be a quick introduction in our Community Lounge before we head out on a tour of our Conservation Lab. You’ll see some of the objects that we’re working on, and we’ll show you how our state-of-the-art preservation equipment works, including the XRF, cavitron and snakescope. We’ll wrap up with a Q&A session with our conservators, where you can ask how to care for your personal treasures.

Not a member? Not a problem! Get your membership online or at admissions right before the event begins.

Thinking of bringing kids? Open Lab participants must be at least 15 years old. But we do have kid-friendly conservation activities for Family Day on Sunday, February 7.

Space is limited to 24 lucky people, so register today! 

Register for the Open Conservation Lab

Peabody Essex Museum receives grant to support Native American Fellowship

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Setting up for “Native Fashion Now” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Setting up for “Native Fashion Now” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

The Peabody Essex Museum has received a $750,000 grant to expand a fellowship program intended to train aspiring Native American museum professionals. The three-year grant, awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will enable the museum to increase the number of fellows it admits annually, extend the program to 12 weeks, and introduce more formal mentoring programs.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with the Mellon Foundation,” said PEM director Dan Monroe. “It offers an opportunity for more young Native American leaders to significantly strengthen their capabilities to be successful in many cultural arenas — be it in their communities or in the context of their existing institutions, whether it’s an art museum like PEM or another organization.”

First created by the museum six years ago, the Native American Fellowship program is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country. Reserved for students of Native American or native Hawaiian descent, the program provides specific fellowships in curatorial, educational, media, and manuscript processing. Read More…