Museum as Process: Translating Local and Global Knowledges

Museum as Process: Translating Local and Global Knowledges

Dec. 19, 2016

Museum as Process explores a variety of strategies for engaging source communities in the process of translation and the collaborative mediation of cultural knowledges. Scholars from around the world reflect upon their work with specific communities in different parts of the world.

Mae Morgan, a Navajo weaver, is one of several weavers who produces rugs for an auction that raises funds for the Museum of Natural History at CU-Boulder. Photo courtesy of Harry Jackson Clark Sr.

Navajo rugs go from reservation to preservation at CU

Feb. 16, 2016

Start unraveling the annual 100 Navajo Rugs silent auction, one of the longest‐running, most successful fundraisers at the Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder, and you’ll eventually come to … Pepsi Cola. It’s quite a yarn.

Who wants to see animals in art? Humans do, as a CU-Boulder art exhibition demonstrates. Unidentified artist, Greek, Ob: (Head of Athena r., later style, in helmet with olive leaves and scroll) | Re: ΑΘΕ, 454 – 404 BCE, silver tetradrachm, 1 inch dia., Transfer from Classics Department to CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014.06.99, Photo: Katherine Keller, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

Long before kitten videos, animals inspired art

Dec. 2, 2015

n a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum and the CU Museum of Natural History, the exhibition Animals in Antiquity will explore the relationships between humans and animals through the ages. The exhibition is on view at the Museum of Natural History through September 2016.