2012 at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology…
is an exciting and transformational time. To give you an insight into the swirl of activity at the Museum we decided to feature some of the people that enable the Museum to meet the challenges of caring for and interpreting our collections on this page. Last year alone volunteers invested over 4,600 hours of their time in the Museum. From gallery guides taking members of the public through the Museum, to students photographing and cataloguing the collection, to interns staffing the membership program, to volunteers rehousing our Japanese sword collection, archeological metals collection, and Peruvian textile collection, these volunteers contributed the equivalent of 3 full-time positions to the Museum.
So on this page we pay tribute to the work of our volunteers by sharing photographs of them with their favorite objects in the collection along with some of the school children who benefit from their work. The slideshow below allow us to share their excitement, joy, and enthusiasm for the Hearst because the Museum is their passion, their Museum…and it is your Museum as well.
In 2012 you can support the work of our tireless volunteers and our wonderful staff by making a gift to the Annual Fund. Your gifts will provide the kind of unrestricted support that helps bridge the widening gap between the revenue the Museum receives from the State and our operating budget. As you may know, smaller gifts help leverage larger ones and foundations are more likely to give if we can demonstrate support from the communities we serve. A gift of any size will make a difference to the Museum and to all of those who come to enjoy it.
We are proud that we are one of the few Museums in the state that has free admission. Thus, everyone who visits the Museum benefits from the generosity of our Annual Fund donors.
To support the Annual Fund please make a gift by going to Give to Cal.