Montpelier Archaeology Public Programs (2019/2020) Curation Tour

Behind-the-Scenes Curatorial Experience July 20, 2019 Have you ever wondered what happens to archaeological artifacts after excavation? Would you like to find out what goes into the creation of a museum exhibition? Would you like to know what happens to artifacts that do not go on display? Join our archaeology staff to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the curatorial process! We will begin our curatorial exploration with an artifact handling session in our Archaeology Laboratory, where you will touch (and be able to photograph!) the 18 and 19 century material culture in our Study Collection. th th Our Curator of Archaeological Collections, Dr. Mary Furlong Minkoff, will then lead you on an exclusive Archaeology Walking Tour. During the tour, you will visit our active archaeology site—the Pine Alley—and learn about our excavation processes. You will also have a sneak peek at our newly constructed North Dwelling, and learn