Sunday, February 07, 2010

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Very cool news about the renaming of a museum and a most generous donation:

"California State University, Chico’s Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology will have a grand opening and dedication Thursday, Jan. 28, that introduces an exciting new exhibition and pays tribute to the contributions of professor emerita Valene L. Smith to the field of anthropology.

The museum officially changed its name to reflect Smith’s contributions following a vote of the CSU Board of Trustees Nov. 18, 2009. Smith has been an active supporter of the museum since its inception in 1970 and has made gifts and testamentary commitments to the museum totaling more than $4.6 million."

1 comment:

Nelson Graburn said...

It is a wonderful museum which supports a very lively Museum Anthropology Program leading to a Masters degree. The two exhibitions to date, on the Arctic and on Tourism have been creative and to the point, refkecting the interests of founding faculty member, Professor Valene Smith. I hope more can get to see the present superb exhibition.
Nelson Graburn,
Anthropology and TSWG
U C Berkeley