This event will be a workshop day for the local Staten Island community at the Staten Island Museum, sponsored in part by the Staten Island Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Students from local High Schools in particular will spend the day working with archaeologists, curators, and museum professionals to learn about how archaeologists and museum cooperate to preserve world heritage. The event is also open to teachers and other community members interested in learning about archaeology and museums. The day will include talks by Diane Matyas, Vice President of Exhibitions and Programs and Curator Robert Bunkin about the museum and its collections. There will also be talks and workshops offered by Dr. Celia Bergoffen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Fashion Institute of Technology and Dr. Sarah J. Scott, Associate Professor of Art History, Wagner College on artifact processing and cultural heritage. Participants will be able to handle actual artifacts from New York City archaeological excavations and design their own museum display. Contact Sarah Scott for more information or to sign up!
This event will be held at the Snug Harbor Location of the Staten Island Museum. Advance registration is suggested. A $10.00 donation will be appreciated at the door.
For more information write: The Archaeology Society of Staten Island P.O. Box 140504
Staten Island, NY 10314-0504