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The World on a String: Puppetry Traditions from Around the Globe

Thursday, Jun. 06, 2013

puppetts illustration for USU Museum of Anthropology event

(photograph from the Museum of Anthropology website)

Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology and the Saturdays at the Museum series continues June 8 with a look at puppetry.

Special guest that day is Susan Neidert, director of the World of Puppetry Museum in Brigham City. Neidert will offer a presentation at 1 p.m. on the history and traditions of puppetry from around the globe. She will bring a number of examples from the museum.

Throughout the day, the Museum of Anthropology will present puppet shows, and children can make a puppet — then show it off in the show.

“People have used puppets around the world and throughout time to entertain one another” said Kevin Price, a museum assistant. “It is, and was, a way to both entertain people and present political and social issues.”

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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