Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Museum Renovations!

Exciting new things are happening here in the museum. This past week has been very busy because Exhibition Alliance of Hamilton, New York and museum volunteers have been renovating and updating the cases! They have created new educational displays featuring stunning period graphics, low-impact lighting, and a state-of-the-art computerized information center called a DIG (digital information gateway).

New pieces were also added to the collection. These include new jewelry and a mummified falcon. The falcon was placed in tombs to help assist the departed into the afterlife.

The DIG will feature the story of Robert James Hubbard. It will tell, through pictures and spoken word, the story of how he traveled to Egypt in 1894 in order to collect artifacts for the museum at the Cazenovia Public Library.

Come welcome the falcon and the other new artifacts to the library on Saturday, May 2 from 1 – 3 p.m. (2009). The Gallery Re-Dedication Ceremony will include activities for families, and refreshments will be served. Richard Walker’s photo exhibition— Out of the Tomb, Into the Light — will also be open for viewing in the library’s art gallery and continue through May 28, 2009. Walker photographed the library’s entire Egyptian collection last fall and has displayed 20 of his favorite images for the exhibition.

Funding for the project was provided by the Central New York Community Foundation, the Friends of Cazenovia Public Library, and the Robert Constable Trust.

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