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McClung Museum News
The McClung Museum will host its monthly First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 3. The monthly recurring series gives staff, faculty, students, and museum members a behind-the-scenes peek at gems from the museum’s collections.
The McClung Museum will host a family fun day, “Purrs from the Past,” celebrating the new special exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 25.
UT’s McClung Museum will host Bob Brier, one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology, to lecture on the ancient Egyptian mummification processes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21.
The McClung Museum opens the new exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt on Saturday. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Eighty items from the Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view through May 7.
The McClung Museum’s sixth annual Civil War Lecture Series starts Sunday, January 29, with “It Happened in East Tennessee: Longstreet’s Plunge into Independent Command 1863–64,” which will look at the major deployment of the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, from a Virginia summer to an East Tennessee winter and the many strategic, tactical, and personnel issues that intervened.
The McClung Museum will host a family fun day celebrating the Chinese New Year from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will focus on its collection of bird prints during December with a Family Fun Day December 10 and a Stroller Tour December 12. The museum will feature works from its John James Audubon print collection to highlight winter birds in Tennessee during this programming.
The McClung Museum has teamed up with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as a toy drop-off site this holiday season. November 1-30, university and local community members are encouraged to help a child in need by donating a new, unwrapped gift for a child or by purchasing a new toy from the Museum Store for donation.
Kim Trent, a Knoxville preservationist and director of Knox Heritage, will give a talk on historic preservation in Knoxville at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6, at McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.