April 2022 E-Calendar/Notes

IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Moves Forward


This Spring, the new IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is moving forward to renovated facilities, new programs, new exhibits, and a new email publication-- E-Calendar/Notes. The monthly email will keep you updated on the free programs and events the museum offers, as well as the work students and staff are doing to prepare for the museum's opening in 2023. Over the past few weeks students and staff have begun to move several million artifacts and other materials (including the 3D scanning equipment Alex Wukmer, our Facilities Manager, is loading into our 3D modeling area) to launch collections research, build exhibits, and create new immersive media.

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Archaeological Initiative Awarded Prestigious Honor


The Society for American Archaeology, the leading archaeological association in North America, has awarded its highest honor for archaeological curation to the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The award recognizes the museum’s “Angel Mounds Initiative,” a multi-year project focused on improving storage, access, research, exhibition, and interpretation of collections from the Angel Mound site, an important archaeological site located near Evansville, Indiana.

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Event: Coffee and Curators/Hoosier Heritage--Warder W. Stevens, Logan Esarey, and Indiana collections at IUMAA


Thursday, April 14; 3 p.m. (Eastern)

Take a short coffee break and join us for the Spring semester’s final “Coffee and Curators” Zoom presentation.

We'll explore the museum’s Hoosier heritage--several collections of Indiana historical material, including artifacts documenting home textile industries, carpentry, and stone working, as well as items of everyday use. The core of this set of materials is the Stevens-Esarey Collection, approximately 300 items in all. The free 20-minute coffee break is open to all.

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Event: IU Day/IUMAA World Coffee Tasting


Wednesday, April 20; 4 to 6 p.m. at Showalter Fountain

Celebrate IU Day and IU’s global connections with a taste of coffees from around the world: a sweet cinnamon one from Mexico, a cheesy drink from Norway, and a spicy one from Senegal. While you enjoy your drink and learn about coffee culture from these countries, you can also meet members of the museum’s Student Advisory Council. They'll be hosting the event and handing out free coffee samples and IUMAA swag!

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