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.

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.

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.