UNI Museum 'Unveiling the Tusk' exhibit showcases Iowa mastodon tusk

UNI NEWS SERVICES – UNI Museum will be exhibiting a conserved archaeological tusk from its collection. A mastodon tusk, unearthed near Hampton, Iowa, in 1933, is an important piece of Iowa's natural history and has been an opportunity for scientific study, conservation and interpretation. Presentation of the exhibit will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, on the first floor of Rod Library.

Unveiling the Tusk exhibit

The tusk exhibit serves as a benchmark for UNI Museum to engage with campus and the community. By incorporating material culture research within local schools, UNI classrooms and Iowa exhibits, the UNI Museum seeks to educate students in modern museum methods. In the future, its aim is to continue building campus partnerships and serve as a reference for small museums across the state.

Participating partners for the exhibit include the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, BioTech X-ray, Inc., the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, South Dakota School of Mines, Rod Library, UNI's Industrial Technology Center and UNI Media Services.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this exhibit or the UNI Museum, visit museum.library.uni.edu/ or contact Nathan Arndt, UNI Museum assistant director and chief curator, at 319-273-2188 or nathan.arndt@uni.edu.




Nathan Arndt, assistant director and chief curator, UNI Museum, 319-273-2188, nathan.arndt@uni.edu    

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