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USU Museum of Anthropology: Tattoo Traditions from Around the World


Monday, Aug. 05, 2013


 

Contact:

Museum of Anthropology

 

Utah State University

 

Phone: (435) 797-7545

 

E-Mail: anthro.museum@usu.edu

 

USU Museum of Anthropology: Tattoo Traditions from Around the World
 

LOGAN – The next “Saturdays at the Museum” activity at Utah State University looks at tattoo traditions from around the globe. Tours, exhibits and an illustrated lecture are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 10, at the museum.

       

The 1 p.m. illustrated lecture traces the development of tattoo practices from more than  5,000 years ago to today. Additionally, docents will lead tours of the museum’s “Otzi the Ice Man” and “Message on a Body” exhibits. The museum’s young visitors can participate in face painting and henna tattoos.

       

“It is interesting that tattoos and other body modifications can have such different meanings depending on the culture,” said Lindsey Ruben, a museum assistant. “From beauty to status to rites of passage, the meanings of a seemingly simple tattoo can be vastly important.”

       

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 (www.imls.gov).

       

The USU Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU Logan 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 (anthromuseum.usu.edu).

       

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

 

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