Enrich your classroom experience at the Pick Museum of Anthropology

Opening on September 5th, the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s fall exhibition, “Quilts and Human Rights” features over 40 quilts from around the world that honor champions of human rights, document events and experiences that show quiltmaking as a means of coping with oppression, and examine how quilts can raise awareness about social issues.

The Museum is offering free customizable exhibit and collections tours, research and writing opportunities, and hands-on learning exercises to support students and faculty in the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Class tours can be tailored to cover a wide range of topics including but not limited to activism, social justice, fiber arts, institutional racism, sexism, LGBTQ+ rights, Native American sovereignty, labor, anti-violence, and more.
  • Scavenger hunts are available for students to conduct during class time or on their own time for class or extra credit.
  • Group curatorial projects can be customized to teach students how museums develop and design exhibits, allowing students to creatively reinterpret objects.
  • Object based learning can get students out of the classroom and utilizing the Museum’s collections for a variety of research and hands-on opportunities.
  • Student organization events can be hosted at the Museum and customized to fit any group’s needs.

Please contact the museum curator, Laura McDowell Hopper at lmcdowellhopper@niu.edu or 815-753-2011 to discuss how the Museum can support your course goals. Visit the museum’s website for more information on upcoming exhibits and student and faculty engagement.

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