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.

Help us celebrate our birthday!

BALLOONSWe’re so excited! The Park Museum officially turns four years old on Friday, March 1, 2019, and you’re all invited to help us celebrate the occasion!

Stop by for treats (cake for the little ones, special drinks courtesy of chef Tab Tricolore for the more mature) or spend the whole day with us! There’s plenty to see and do and eat and drink and it’s all free of charge!

Can’t make it during the day? No problem! Reserve your place at one or all of our birthday concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Free tickets available at BilletBox. Music starts at eight o’clock. Post-concert parties begin at ten o’clock. See you there! And bring your dancing shoes!

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by participating in our “Archon for a Day” event!

yearn to learnCelebrate the Winter Solstice as a Park Archon!

On December 21, from 12:00-5:00 p.m., The Park Museum’s Yearn to Learn programme will sponsor an event for young Animals called “Archon for a Day.”

To participate, young Animals’ names  will be entered into an Archon lottery. After the selection process has concluded, the young Animals will be sworn in and advised of their responsibilities. For the rest of the day, these “Archons” will make decisions about The Park’s future by attending meetings, solving problems, and consulting with their parents and other adult Animals on both serious and fun Park issues.

To participate, bring your parents to The Park Museum between 12:00-5:00 p.m. to sign you up for the experience. Meals and snacks are included, courtesy of the PurrBoy Café.

Join us at sunrise for the Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Winter-Solstice-1024x1024The Board of Governors of The Park Museum, in association with The Park’s Department of Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations, is pleased to invite you to the museum for a special celebration of the Winter Solstice.

The museum celebration will begin at sunrise, with a ceremony of welcome performed by the Working Wounded Performing Arts Company. Afterwards, attendees are invited to partake of a short morning repast, courtesy of the PurrBoy Café. At eleven o’clock, Park Historical Society president Clark Cascanueces will deliver a short lecture and slideshow on the subject of pre-zoocratic celebrations of the Winter Solstice.

The party will continue throughout the day, with a display of fireworks at sunset and an evening concert by Erdferkel!

Please note: all museum exhibits will be free of charge to attendees throughout the day and night.

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.

The Park Museum’s Yearn to Learn Programme extended until October

yearn to learnThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce that the museum’s Yearn to Learn Programme has been extended until October 2018.

The programme aims to foster curiosity and inspire a love of history in young Animals.

The museum thanks all participants and encourages all those who have not yet availed themselves of this programme to attend.

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.

The Park Museum turns three!

CelebrateLet’s celebrate!

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum would like to thank the many patrons and visitors who have made our institution a success since its opening three years ago.

Your support and loyalty means everything to us, and to make sure you feel that the museum is truly your own, we are offering free admission to our regular and special exhibits during the month of March.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Park Museum, this month and every month.

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.