April Events for Youth: Learning to Value Zoocracy

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Date:       April 27, 2019
Time:      1:00-3:00 p.m.
Age:        Late youth to near adult
Fee:         Free of charge
Snacks:   Provided courtesy of PurrBoy Café
Leader:   Yoshita Tigru

DESCRIPTION: Animals who were born into a functioning zoocracy may not know much about other forms of government. Through thoughtful discussion, biographer Yoshita Tigru will lead Park youth to an understanding of the differences among political systems and the value and importance of Animal self-rule.

Museum Month event for the young: “How we found the cave paintings,” with Goat kids Lila and Nardo

BIRD-SKETCH-CAVE-PAINTING.jpgThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to present a special Museum Month event for our young patrons.

Our guests will be Goat kids Lila and Nardo, who at seven months of age discovered the paintings on the walls of The Park’s northeastern cave in 2006. Now adults, they will discuss their experience and share new details of the discovery, its aftermath, and the way in which it changed their lives. They will also discuss their study of archaeology and their plans for the future.

This event will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Animals under the age of eight months must be accompanied by an elder.

The event is free of charge, but reservations are required. Tickets may be secured from BilletBox.

Curators from Park Museum, PMoCA to host two-day event for youth during Museum Month

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Curators from The Park Museum and the Park Museum of Contemporary Art (PMoCA) will host a two-day event to encourage young Animals to explore museum career opportunities, including that of curator.

The event, which will be co-led by Park Museum curator Dorika Pumi and PMoCA’s Aamuun Maroodiga, will offer paws-on experience with artefacts, sculpture, paintings, and more.

The first day’s curriculum will include a discussion of the various rôles played by employees of a museum, with a focus on the rôle of curators as decision-makers. A complete tour of The Park Museum, including its storage facilities, will follow the lunch break, with a question and answer session at the end of the tour.

On the second day, Catriona Cairn-Terrier, Chief Archaeologist at the Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life (ISML), will discuss the “Three P’s,” of museum responsibility (procurement, provenance, and preservation), and lead a mock dig for artefacts.

The two-day event will be held on March 17-18, 2019 from 10:00-3:00.

Registration opens on Saturday, March 10.

Museum to re-launch exhibit to honour fifteenth elected POPS

To mark the election of the fifteenth Park Official Prognosticator of Spring (POPS), The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce its relaunch of the exhibit, “The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads.”

This multimedia exhibit honours not only those who have been elected Park Official Prognosticator of Spring (POPS), but the means that they have used to make their predictions: the prognostication pad.

The exhibit will showcase the evolution of the prognostication pad throughout the past decade, putting the pad in historical context, and demonstrating the way in which its use has changed the office and duties of the prognosticator as well as the way in which spectators view the prediction.

Included in the exhibit are pad architects’ blueprints, messages, notes, and correspondence, press interviews with Chief organizer Wyatt Whistlepig, Jr., and videotaped interviews with former prognosticators. Throughout the Winter, the museum will again host Q&A sessions with architects and with journalists who have covered The Park’s Groundhog Day celebrations over the years.

The exhibit also features memorabilia from POPS campaigns, including posters, flyers, buttons, newspaper interviews, television and radio interviews and recorded speeches, as well as original documents from court challenges to the predictions.

“The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads” will run from 01 December until 31 March 2019.

Museum to host Winterlong exhibit honouring the Prognostication Pad

2017-Prognostication-Pad-1In celebration of almost fifteen years of elected prognosticators in The Park, The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit, “The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads.”

This multimedia exhibit will honour not only those who have been elected Park Official Prognosticator of Spring (POPS), but the means that they have used to make their predictions: the prognostication pad.

The Winterlong exhibit will showcase the evolution of the prognostication pad throughout the past decade, putting the pad in historical context, and demonstrating the way in which its use has changed the office and duties of the prognosticator as well as the way in which spectators view the prediction.

Included in the exhibit will be pad architects’ blueprints, messages, notes, and correspondence, press interviews with Chief organizer Wyatt Whistlepig, Jr., and videotaped interviews with former prognosticators. Throughout the Winter, the museum will also host Q&A sessions with architects and with journalists who have covered The Park’s Groundhog Day celebrations over the years.

The exhibit will also feature memorabilia from POPS campaigns, including posters, flyers, buttons, newspaper interviews, television and radio interviews and recorded speeches, as well as original documents from court challenges to the predictions.

“The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads” will run from 31 October until 14 February 2018.

Park Museum plans travelling exhibition to honour Zoocracy 35

zoocracy-35The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce a new travelling exhibition in honour of the thirty-fifth anniversary of zoocracy.

The travelling exhibition will display relevant samples of the museum’s holdings on a number of themes and will make several tours of The Park until the end of the year.

The exhibition will embark on its first tour in April. It will make stops in the commercial district, restaurant row, and the residential areas of The Park before stopping for a week outside each of the Park Cinema, The Burrow Theatre, the Park Repertory Theatre, the New Harmony Theatre, and the Howler Comedy Club.

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum wishes to thank the Founding Families Financial Corporation for its generous support of the Zoocracy 35 Travelling Exhibition.

Museum to host pop-up exhibit in honour of POPS elections: Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt

beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt-for-park-museumIn celebration of this year’s POPS election season, The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce its first pop-up exhibition, “Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt.”

This multimedia exhibit will honour the POPS election process as well as this year’s unconventional campaign.

The exhibit will showcase material related to the 2003 decision by Mr. Justice Augustus Dindon to open the position of POPS to elections. It will also feature memorabilia from past campaigns, including posters, flyers, buttons, newspaper interviews, television and radio interviews and recorded speeches.

“Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt” will run from 31 October until 17 November 2016.

The Park Museum welcomes Holstein Fashion’s EDAM Collection

Dog in tophatBurro in winter clothingPenguin in dressThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce its association with Holstein Fashion in an upcoming exhibition.

The new exhibition will shine a light on the plight of those who experience enforced domestication. Dorika Pumi, head curator of The Park Museum’s art gallery, will work closely with Holstein Fashion and Designs by Holstein to present Creations from the EDAM Collection.

The designs of the EDAM Collection were created exclusively for The Park’s Enforced Domestication Awareness Month. The Park Museum’s exhibition will show these creations in a unique context. The designs will be showcased with written commentary and experts in the field of enforced domestication, extinction anxiety, and interspecial relations will conduct seminars and Q & A sessions during the exhibition.

Creations from the EDAM Collection will open on August 1, 2016.

Varrian Calendar to reside permanently in Park Museum

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The Board of Governors is pleased to announce The Park Museum’s acquisition of the last printed copy of the Varrian Calendar.

In a statement released today, The Board of Governors confirmed that the calendar, which is The Park’s original calendar, will form the centrepiece of an exhibit that is, tentatively, entitled “Eventualities and Artifacts.”

“The exhibit will trace the beginnings of zoocracy in The Park through an exhibition of artifacts, that is, concrete representations of the change from a more natural order to an artificially organized one. The Varrian Calendar will represent Park Animals’ attempts to delineate time and, eventually, to harness it,” the statement said.