Real-life museum work is integral to helping students hone their research skills. We asked our student workers to research women in Kentucky politics, and here are five of the women they found!
When contemplating the witnesses of history, humans are the first to come to mind, but what about the podiums they stood behind or the chairs they sat in?
Behind the grand presentation, Prudence waiting patiently by the queen’s side, and the king – Henry IV of France – gracefully granting his wife, Marie, the regency of France as their son (also pictured) was quite young, this painting hides a tale of murder.
Thanks to the wonderful response by alumni, colleagues, and friends of Dr. David “Doc” Coffey, the Kentucky Museum is thrilled the announce that we have opened his collection of 140 masks for adoption. We wish to extend special thanks to the late Pamela Ryals, who volunteered her time, knowledge, and passion for preserving cultural knowledgeContinue reading “Adopt a Doc Coffey Mask”
As the Art Department recalled on their website dedicated to the collection, “Dr. Coffey was an expert at creating community – and many within his broad community of family, colleagues, former students and friends are part of the story of this collection, or ‘faces behind the masks.’”
Here on the Hill, we prefer the older version of professional baseball – the college leagues! Why? Because we (that is, college baseball) came first.
On a cold winter day in 1877, in a workshop at Menlo Park, New Jersey, a thirty-year-old inventor sat fretting about his machines. He was trying to perfect the telephone. While working on it, an idea struck: Was it possible to record the sound of a human voice? And, if so, could that recording be put on a device that would enable it to be played back repeatedly?
Each semester, we provide a variety of Close Study of Collections sessions for WKU students. These sessions directly integrate primary sources – documents, photographs, art, and artifacts – with each course’s unique needs.
Who is she?
Every time I walked by our bust and chamber set of “Wilhelmina Hohenzoleren,” I asked myself this question. Finally, late last year, I decided it was time to find out.
This #GivingTuesday, here’s three reasons that you should become a Friend of the Kentucky Museum.