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Augmenting Ancient Reality: Using a Smartphone App to Teach about the Hearst Egyptian Collection

For my recent summer course on Ancient Egypt, I wanted my students to do some creative thinking about how to share what they’d learned about the Hearst Collection with the public. Their project was to think of questions visitors might have about Egyptian objects on display, research the answers, and then share the answer they thought was most interesting through a short video.
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Registration Inventory Volunteers at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This summer, the Registration team at the Museum is inventorying and photographing an estimated 10,000 textiles and 12,000 baskets.  Since June 2014, four volunteers and three interns have lent their talents and time (over 300 hours!) to the Museum with the systematic inventory and photography of the collections. Collectively, the team has inventoried over 17,500 artifacts and taken 4,500 photographs. 

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