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Museum Monday: A New Education Classroom at the Wright Museum

October 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

A New Education Classroom at the Wright MuseumAre you a faculty member interested in holding a seminar in the Wright Museum? Or are you a student interested in researching the Wright’s collection of art? If so, there is a new space at the Wright.

This past summer, two interns and one museum studies student worked to create a research lab and classroom in the basement of the Wright Museum. This newly reorganized classroom provides a quiet space where students can work on independent projects related to the Wright’s collection, and where seminar classes can explore the Wright’s holdings. This research lab houses more than 600 objects from the Wright’s education collection and holds the Wright’s art reference collection of books. The education collection includes a wide range of objects and materials, such as examples of Chinese snuff bottles, religious icons, potteries, and political posters. There are also hands-on materials such as jade, papyrus, and examples of printing plates, woodblocks, and lithography stones. To reserve this room for a class, or explore the Wright’s collection, contact Christa Story, collection manager at the Wright Museum.