Dr. Michael Mares, Director of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 4 pm.
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Museums help preserve the nationís scientific and cultural heritage, train the next generation of scholars to collect, preserve, and interpret that tangible history of our world, and present the public with an opportunity to enhance its worldview through exhibits and programming that are designed to engage learners on a personal level. As director of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Dr. Mares was responsible for its transition from poorly kept collections scattered across the†university†of†Oklahoma†campus, to a large, world class museum with state of the art collection facilities. His lecture will provide insight into the history and importance of university collections and museums.
The lecture is open to the public and does not require registration.
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