Rich Holly, dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, welcomes the workshop participants to DeKalb.

Illinois museum professionals talk modern cultural heritage dilemmas at NIU

Current and future Illinois museum leaders held a professional development workshop to consider 21st century cultural heritage dilemmas and their impact on the museum community. The workshop, held April 16 on the NIU campus and at the Ellwood House Museum, was organized

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President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting Monday, Nov. 19, with President Thein Sein of Burma at the Burma Parliament Building in Rangoon, Burma. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

NIU joins Institute of International Education for new Myanmar Higher Education Initiative

Following on the heels of President Obama’s historic trip to Myanmar this week and his stated commitment to advance education, the Institute of International Education has launched an institute-wide initiative involving the participation of nine U.S. higher education institutions in a strategic

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Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

International Burma Studies Conference brings dozens of scholars, music to NIU this weekend

The magical tones of antique bronze drums from Burma will resound this week at NIU during the 10th International Burma Studies Conference, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Holmes Student Center. A record number of attendees – nearly 140 from around the

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Bronze drum (Burma/Mayanmar), NIU Burma Art Collection

‘Music for the Divine’ spotlights traditions, musical instruments of Burma, Buddhists

As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Music for the Divine” showcases Burmese traditions and musical instruments ranging from those used in Buddhist rituals, traditional royal court ceremonies and contemporary multi-ethnic expressions. This exhibition will run

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