Utah State Today - University News

Utah State University Logo
21Apr2015

Interior Design Senior Exhibition

Year-end exhibit by Interior Design graduating seniors.

21Apr2015

ARTsySTEM: The Changing Climates of the Arts and Sciences

This exhibits showcases works of art that share a…

21Apr2015

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States

This exhibit showcases, for the first time, the…

21Apr2015

Suzy Fluty, MFA Art Exhibition

Suzy Fluty, MFA thesis art exhibit, Gallery 102

21Apr2015

Biology Seminar: Elita Baldridge, Doctoral Dissertation Defense, Biology, USU

Seminar title: "A Data-Intensive Assessment of…

More events

CONNECT WITH US

Blogger Facebook Twitter You Tube RSS

USU Museum of Anthropology: Aborigines of Australia


Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013


Aboriginal lands in Australia, illustration for Museum of Anthropology event
(Aboriginal lands in Australia. Photo from Museum of Anthropology website)

Organizers for the Saturdays at the Museum series at Utah State University say they are excited to present a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

 

Activities are presented Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at USU’s Museum of Anthropology. Throughout the day displays on Aboriginal art, the “dream time” and Aboriginal traditions are available for patrons to explore.

 

Visitors are also invited to a presentation by museum guest lecturer Brian Codding at 1 p.m. Codding, a professor from the University of Utah, will speak about his work with the Martu group in Australia.

 

“By studying the songs, stories and traditions of living Aborigines in Australia, anthropologists are able to see what life may have been like for their ancient ancestors,” said Kaile Akina, a museum assistant. “We want to share some of these discoveries and help visitors appreciate this unique culture and way of life.”

 

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.

 

Related links:

 

Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, anthro.museum@usu.edu



     email icon  Email story       printer icon  Printer friendly
 






Send your comment or question:

We welcome your response. Your comment or question will be forwarded to the appropriate person. Please be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you, if needed. Your response will NOT be published online. Thank you.

NOTE: Do Not Alter These Fields, they are used to limit spam: