Field Museum Makes Largest Loan of Artifacts in Its History
For Immediate Release - Media Alert
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|What:||More than 130 artifacts from famed Pacific collection at The Field Museum, the largest loan of Anthropology objects that the museum has ever made, will soon be displayed in Mexico. The media is invited to see these artifacts; some that have never been on display before, in The Field Museum's Regenstein Laboratory on April 7.
The collection is currently being conserved prior to shipping for an exhibition touring at two Mexican museums: the National Museum of Cultures, in Mexico City (September 20-November 22, 2009) and then at the Nave Lewis in Monterrey (December 10, 2009-February 8, 2010).
Among the artifacts going on tour are never-before-displayed Pacific artifacts, as well as pieces obtained for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, which include a shark-toothed sword, shields, and a full-length feathered cloak.
Field Museum anthropology conservators: JP Brown, Laura Neufeld and Sophie Hammond-Hagman. Please note: JP Brown will be traveling from The Field Museum to Mexico with these artifacts.
Dr. Carlos Mondragon, Colegio de Mexico (College of Mexico), Center for Asian and African Studies. This anthropologist is also the developer for the Mexican exhibition.
|Where:||The Field Museum,
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL
|When:||Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 10 a.m. — fantastic opportunity to see this collection before it leaves the U.S.|
|Details:||Speak with the conservators and view them preparing these artifacts for travel. This loan will return to The Field Museum Spring 2010.
For more information, visit fieldmuseum.org
|Contact:||Media may call 312-665-7100 (The Field Museum PR office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP (by April 6 please).|
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