will be presented by Dr. Deborah Mack, current Director of Public Programs for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
The lecture is $8 for members and students and $12 for nonmembers.The exhibit will be open from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for preview by program attendees.Call (412) 622-3288, option 4 for tickets.Dr. Mack served as academic consultant to the exhibit AFRICA: One Continent.
Many Worlds..She was also project director and senior developer of the permanent Africa exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History.An experienced anthropologist, Mack specializes in cultural anthropology and ethnography, African culture and history, and politics of the Horn of Africa.She has served as a consultant to various cultural institutions in the Chicago area, including the Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Historical Society and the Museum of Science and Industry.She also has served as a consultant to the Smithsonian Center for Folklife Program in Washington, D.C., the University of Khartoum in Sudan and the National Museum in Sudan.In addition, she served as a consultant on Nubian ethnography and material culture to the Nubian Cultural Center in Aswan, Egypt.
AFRICA: One Continent.Many Worlds., a traveling adaptation of The Field Museum's
permanent Africa exhibit, is finishing a five-year, 16-city tour of science and natural history museums throughout the U.S.The traveling exhibition premiered in 1996.
The exhibit offers a deeper understanding of the world's second largest continent and its peoples from historical and contemporary perspectives.Through hands-on activities, multimedia presentations, and one of the world's finest collections of African artifacts, the exhibit demonstrates the enormous diversity of African geography, societies and civilizations.
This exhibit and its national tour are made possible by Ford Motor Company
and TIME Magazine