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.