I was young when I saw the King Tut exhibit. King Tut was no doubt the hit, yet, I was fascinated too with all the various elements of Egyptian life that the exhibit as a whole portrayed. The visit got me thinking about archeology as a profession, and about the history of the world in times way back. Its a great opportunity to be able to show my son the King Tut exhibit now.
The exhibit opens on June 27th, 2009. If you get a chance, stop in the cafe, where you are enjoy a morsel or drink sitting in or outside looking over the scrumptious sculpture garden. From there, you can see the Academy of Sciences and the hundreds years old trees. What a treasure Golden Gate Park is to San Francisco, and the world!
I am excited to be part of the de Young Museum’s Native American Programming Committee and working to bring about an innovative model program that will set the stage for learning, growing and developing stronger relationships between the museum and the Ohlone community, as well as the entire Bay Area Native community which has long struggled to be heard, and who offer an array of talented, creative Native professionals. The hope is that our experience can expand a growing field of inquiry into improve institutional relationships. The de Young Museum is leading the way forward to a new day.
I want to thank the entire Community, Committee, Museum and the Ohlone elders for bringing about this path that we are sharing together.