The Park Museum welcomes Holstein Fashion’s EDAM Collection for a one-day special event

Dog in tophatBurro in winter clothingPenguin in dressThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce a one-day special event in association with Holstein Fashion and Designs by Holstein.

On Friday, June 28, The Park Museum will once again exhibit the brilliant Creations from the EDAM Collection by Holstein Fashion.

History of Creations from the EDAM Collection.
The designs of the EDAM Collection were created exclusively for The Park’s Enforced Domestication Awareness Month in 2016. The purpose of the collection was to
shine a light on the plight of those who experience enforced domestication.

Dorika Pumi, head curator of The Park Museum’s art gallery, worked closely with Holstein Fashion and Designs by Holstein to bring Creations from the EDAM Collection to the museum in August 2016. A unique exhibition and the first of its kind at the museum, the 2016 exhibition showcased the creations in a unique context. The creations were presented with written commentary and experts in the field of enforced domestication, extinction anxiety, and interspecial relations conducted seminars and Q & A sessions during the course of the exhibition.

Creations from the EDAM Collection will open at 7:00 a.m. on June 28, 2019 and close at 11:00 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

EDAM Events for the Young: Learning to Value Zoocracy

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Date:       June 12, 15, 22, 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. When times are tough, then, they may find the idea of domestication attractive. Through thoughtful discussion of Animal life before and after zoocracy, biographer Yoshita Tigru will lead Park youth to an understanding of the value and importance of Animal self-rule.

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.

The Park Museum presents: EXOTIQUE

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to present EXOTIQUE, a special multi-dimensional, multimedia exhibition in honour of Enforced Domestication Awareness Month (EDAM).

Through art, sculpture, film, still photography, poetry, and music, EXOTIQUE explores Human values and attitudes to Animals, with a focus on those they consider to be unique or extraordinary. The exhibition will also present data related to breeding programmes, genetic modification, large-scale domestication, and conservation.

Throughout the length of the exhibit, The Park Museum will host a number of panel discussions on a variety of subjects related to the relationship between Humans and “exotic” Animals, as well as musical performances, readings, and short plays.

EXOTIQUE will be open to the public from 10 June until 10 July 2018.

EXOTIQUE was conceived and executed under the supervision of Dorika Pumi, head curator of The Park Museum’s art gallery

Funding for EXOTIQUE was provided by The Park’s Departments of Well-Being and Safety and Festivals, Holidays, and Celebrations, as well as by Holstein Fashion’s EQUALSS charity, CatsCare, LynxLink, and BirdBrains.

Special Event: ISML Chief Archaeologist Catriona Cairn-Terrier in conversation

PrintFriday, March 9, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Main Auditorium
This event is free of charge.

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to present a special event for March: In conversation: Catriona Cairn-Terrier, Chief Archaeologist at The Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life.

Dr. Cairn-Terrier will discuss technological advances in dating and preserving archaeological finds and will offer updates on current investigations in The Park.

In the second half of the evening, Dr. Cairn-Terrier will be joined by Goat kids Lila and Nardo, who discovered the paintings on the walls of The Park’s northeastern cave twelve years ago. They will share new information on the paintings with the audience.

Catriona Cairn-Terrier – Chief Archaeologist, Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life 

A distinguished alumna of the University of West Terrier, Dr. Catriona Cairn-Terrier has been, for over a decade, the force behind the Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life. Her influence has been felt in every area of the Institute, including in its expanded educational curriculum and its research activities.

Special Invitation: An Afternoon with Karlheinz Beaver

Karlheinz BeaverThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum invites all Park residents to a special event: an afternoon with Karlheinz Beaver.

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, the chief architect of Lodgi-Cal Architects and the designer of the 2018 prognostication pad will formally add his blueprints to the museum’s current exhibition, “The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads.” Afterwards, Beaver will host a Q&A session with attendees regarding the pad’s design and functionality.

Refreshments will be served courtesy of The PurrBoy Café.

Please join us on Sunday, 4 February 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for this special event.

“All Our Lines Are Busy:” An Invitation to The Park Museum’s Music Gallery Fundraiser

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The Board of Governors of The Park Museum requests the honour of your presence at a fundraising extravaganza to be held at the museum on the evening of February 29, 2016.

All proceeds from this spectacular night of song, dance, food, and fun, will go toward the completion of the museum’s Music Gallery. Our theme for the evening is “All Our Lines Are Busy.” It is meant to reflect The Park’s vibrant musical community.

Please advise us of your plans to attend by emailing the Board at 

The Park Museum gratefully acknowledges the organizational assistance of Thisbe and the Barkettes, Clark Cascanueces, the Canine Music Association, and Chef Tab Tricolore.

Media partner: The Mammalian Daily