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Museum History Power Point

Museum History Power Point

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Phoebe A. Hearst Museumof Anthropology
By Jaclyn Nassrallah
The Founding of theMuseum
-A philanthropist and UC regent namedPhoebeApperson Hearst founded the museum onSeptember10th 1901.-For seven years Hearst supported themuseum until1908 when the museum was taken over by theUniversity of California. Today the museumcontinuesto be a university museum.-The museum’s location has changedthroughout time:1901-1902 The collections were housed at UCBerkeley,where they were primarily stored.1911 The museum was previously relocated toUC SanFrancisco and it officially opened at this time.1931 The collections were transferred back toUCBerkeley. During this time the collections wereprimarily used for research and were rarelydisplayed tothe public.1959 The museum and its collections weremoved intothe museum’s current space within theKroeberbuilding at UC Berkeley. This building providedan
The Founding of theMuseum
The Museum’s Mission
-Founding Mission:The primary reasons that lead to the founding of the museum was Hearst’spassion fortraveling and anthropology and her thirst for education. In fact she was ateacher in her youth.However, Phoebe Hearst lacked a formal education and it seems that she madeup for thisthrough her devotion and support to Anthropology. Hearst had a vision of being “a greateducator”, and the museum seemed to offer her this opportunity.-Mission of the museum when it was called the Lowie Museum of Antrhopology:To conduct research in anthropology and related disciplines. To provide apermanent record intime and space of human diversity through its collections. To present andinterpret the facts,principles and controversies in the fields of anthropology and relateddisciplines to theuniversity community and the public at large.-Current Mission Statement:To collect, preserve, research, and interpret the global record of materialculture, so as topromote the understanding of the history and diversity of human cultures.*The main essence of the mission has remained constant throughout time,

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