Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma

Fall exhibition explores ethnicities in modern Burma

The NIU Art Museum and the NIU Center for Burma Studies are hosting “Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma,” an exhibition on display at the museum through Saturday, Nov. 15. Questioning concepts of ethnicity and gender through costume and body adornment,

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International Affairs announces Cobb Fellowship recipients

International Affairs has announced the recipients of this year’s Cobb Fellowships: Marc Adler of chemistry and biochemistry; Kikue Hamayotsu of political science; and Holly Jones of biological sciences. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1,333 to facilitate research collaboration with an

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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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A drawing by Mark Fox

Who are you calling a packrat?

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum will present “Hoarding, Amassing and Excess,” a group exhibition featuring work by 17 contemporary artists. This show will be held in the Rotunda and South galleries of the NIU Art Museum from Tuesday, March 25, through

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‘Tai Cultures’ exhibit welcomes, honors royalty

While NIU has been coordinating logistics and protocol with the Royal Thai Embassy for the Wednesday, Sept. 18, visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, art historian Catherine Raymond has been curating an exhibition of Tai art and artifacts from

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NIU Burma Studies directors rescue, return 1,000-year-old Buddha statue to Myanmar

It could be the opening scene of a new Indiana Jones blockbuster, complete with a storybook setting that is rich in both mystery and archaeological treasures. After all, more than 2,000 temples and shrines dot the landscape of Bagan, the ancient royal

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