CMU’s Best Kept Secret: Bicycles, Beanies and Birds... Oh My!

December 2006 - May 2007

For more than 30 years, the CMU Museum of Cultural & Natural History has been collecting objects for research, study and exhibition. Many of these objects have never been displayed and many people on campus know little about the museum.

The museum collects objects that represent cultural traditions and natural environments from around the world. Some of the artifacts were produced centuries ago; some were produced recently. Some of the animals are common; some are rare.

Rather than merely providing data or information, each object challenges our knowledge and raises questions . . . if we are sufficiently curious and imaginative.

This exhibition was created as a class project in Museum Studies 546, Introduction to Museum Work, Fall 2006. This exhibition was open from December 11, 2006 to May 7, 2007.

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