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Exploring Russian Culture at the USU Museum of Anthropology

Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013

poster graphic for Museum of Anthropolgy 'Culture of Russia' event

(illustration from the Museum of Anthropology website)

The ethnic diversity of Russia is among the topics in the spotlight April 20 at the next Saturdays at the Museum offering at Utah State University. The day’s activities also include a guest speaker.

Erin Hofmann, a professor of sociology at USU, speaks at 1 p.m. about the ethnic diversity and tensions that occur between different cultures within Russia.

The museum will also present information about the food, literature, art and culture of Russia throughout the day. Museum visitors can make paper Russian nesting dolls — called matryoshka — and construct their own St. Basil’s cathedral.

“Everyone has heard something about Russia, but most people don’t really understand the people or cultures of the country,” said Prairie Fox, a museum assistant. “Hopefully this Saturday we will be able to show some of the diversity that exists within Russia.”

In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.

The USU Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.

For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.

The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545,

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