FROM THE DIRECTOR
The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is located in KroeberHall on the corner of Bancroft Way and College Avenue on the UCBerkeley Campus.
The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday throughSaturday and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults,$3 for seniors, $1 for students age 13 and above; free admission tomuseum members, UCB students, faculty, staff, children 12 and under;free to all on Thursdays. The museum is wheelchair accessible.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
Campus is served by the following AC Transit bus routes: 7, 40, 51,52, 64. The museum is a 15-minute walk east from the Berkeley BARTstation. Metered parking is available on streets near themuseum. Paid public parking is available at Berkeley Public Parking,2420 Durant Avenue (west of Telegraph), and after 5 p.m. and onweekends in the parking structure adjacent to the museum.
PHOEBE A. HEARST
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Douglas Sharon, Director Margaret R. Pico, Newsletter Editor Contributors: Cynthia Clearwater, Harriet Goldman, Joan Knudsen, Ira Jacknis, Nicole Mullen, Otis Parrish,Carol Redmount, Douglas SharonThØrŁse Babineau, Photographer M.R. Kimmins, DesignThe newsletter is published twice yearly.Copyright ' UC Regentshttp://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu
ocio-cultural anthropologistsare familiar with the philosoph-ical concept that continuity andchange are two sides of the samecoin. In a very real sense this old ideacan be seen as sub-text for the
initiative we are currently implement-ing at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.Two projects
one old, one new
illustrate what I mean.On June 30th
after five years of yeoman's labor by alegion of volunteers coordinated by our dedicated collec-tions managers
the museum's world-class basket and tex-tile collections were stabilized and re-housed in a state-of-the-art conservation facility in a University building on SanPablo Avenue. Special thanks go to all the public-spiritedpeople who made it happen. Upon completion, we wentinto high gear on the installation of
Tesoros Escondidos:Hidden Treasures from the Mexican Collections
, thisadministration's first rotating exhibition drawn entirelyfrom the PAHMA collections as assembled by our newlyformed exhibit team. The conservation/re-housing projectwas funded by grants from the National Endowment forthe Humanities, the National Science Foundation, theNational Endowment for the Arts, and an endowmentfrom the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
is the first of a three-year program of articulat-ed exhibit and educational outreach efforts also funded bythe Hearst Foundation. It is part of the
initiative which is geared to"getting in the public eye" by revealing the "hidden treas-ures" of the museum.An important part of "going public"
which is whatPhoebe Hearst had in mind when she underwrote anddonated the core collections for what she hoped wouldbecome a "great educator…giving the people of Californiaevery educational advantage"
is to build a membershipbase of loyal supporters. In this regard, in the spring of this year we inaugurated our Circle of Friends, a newdonor group to complement our Members and Associates.The initial response to the Circle of Friends has been veryencouraging. We are grateful to those who have joined usat this level and hope that you and your friends will helpincrease their numbers.In closing, I would like to say that I feel privileged andhonored to have become part of what I know will becomeBerkeley's "people place." I look forward to seeing youthis fall.Sincerely,Douglas Sharon, Ph.D.Director