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All events for November 2011
11/08/2011AsiaLENS
11/24/2011-
11/25/2011
Holiday Closing
 

Identity Regained: The Boy in the Iron Coffin Dr. Allan C. Campbell Family Distinguished Speaker Series

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Spurlock Museum welcomes physical/forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunt to the Knight Auditorium. Currently Collections Manager of the Physical Anthropology Division at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, his early museum career included time as a student worker at the World Heritage Museum. Dr. Hunt will talk about the two-year investigation that led to the identification of the remains of a boy whose corpse and coffin were discovered while digging a gas line in Washington D.C.

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

Around the World Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon.

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation per family member requested
For further information, contact Julia Robinson at (217) 265 - 0474 or

The Return of the Mummy: New Imaging Results on the Spurlock Museum's Egyptian Mummy

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Over two decades ago, extensive research was done to gather as much information as possible on the ancient Egyptian mummy that had entered the Museum’s collections. Still, questions like “Is it a boy or a girl?” have persisted. A multi-disciplinary team was gathered to increase our knowledge of this child through the performance of updated medical techniques during the spring of 2011. At this event, a panel of experts will discuss the new techniques applied in this study and will reveal the information gathered.

Members of the panel include Dr. David Hunt, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Dr. Allan Campbell, Clinical Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, UICOMP and Senior Dermatopathology Consultant for the Peoria-Tazewell Pathology Group, S.C.; Dr. Emily Teeter, Research Associate, The Oriental Institute Museum, The University of Chicago; Dr. Carter Lupton, Egyptologist, Milwaukee Public Museum; Dr. Jonathan Elias, Director of the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium; and Dr. Sarah Wisseman, Director, Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials, Illinois State Archaeological Survey; and Dr. Joseph Barkmeier, Medical Director of Diagnostic Services of Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group. Dr. Wisseman was the project coordinator of the first mummy study in 1990–1991 and is author of The Virtual Mummy, which documents this research. This event is co-sponsored by the Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials and the Dr. Allan C. Campbell Family Distinguished Speaker Series, with research funded in part through the Richard and Barbara Faletti Gallery of African Cultures Fund.

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

AsiaLENS

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

AEMS Documentary Film and Discussion Series at the Spurlock 2011–2012

This series of public film screenings and lecture/discussion programs is organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) at the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. It is planned in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum and presented in the Knight Auditorium. Guest scholars and members of the campus and local communities will introduce the films and lead post-screening audience discussions.

The November 8 movie is Who Killed Chea Vichea?.

Visit AEMS for a description and trailer of this movie.

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission

Around the World Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon.

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation per family member requested
For further information, contact Julia Robinson at (217) 265 - 0474 or

POSTPONED: Feature Exhibit Rededication

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This event has been postponed until 2012. The specific date will be posted on this site and circulated through local news media once it is known. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Be the first to visit our exhibit on ancient Mesopotamia, which builds on groundbreaking technology in artifact imaging being done at the Museum. Included in this redesign of the exhibit The Land between Two Rivers are artifacts not displayed since the World Heritage Museum and the new exhibit area First Impressions: Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals, featuring our first digital multimedia interactive. Explore the displays, enjoy refreshments, and listen to the talk Mini-masterpieces: The Art of the Mesopotamian Cylinder Seal by curator and museum director Wayne Pitard. The talk, which begins at 2:00 pm, is appropriate for family members ages 10 and up. The cylinder seal exhibit was made possible in part by a grant from the University of Illinois’ Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement. The interactive modules for the exhibit were created by the eDREAM Institute at NCSA.

Location: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

Around the World Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon.

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation per family member requested
For further information, contact Julia Robinson at (217) 265 - 0474 or

Holiday Closing

Thursday, November 24, 2011 - Friday, November 25, 2011

The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 26.

Location: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
For further information, contact the Museum Information Desk at (217) 333 - 2360.