Georgia Southern Museum Reopens with New Exhibit after Renovations
Georgia Southern University’s Museum is open to the public again after being closed since August for the installation of new windows.
As the museum reopens, it offers a new exhibit and presentations from two upcoming speakers. “From Protest to Peace: Northern Irish Murals by the Bogside Artists” is on display through January 20. The large murals capture the violence and civil rights protests that occurred in Northern Ireland. The curators of the exhibit are Georgia Southern faculty members Steve Engel, Ph.D., and Howard Keeley, Ph.D.
The museum will also host two presentations connected to the Irish murals. On Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m., Georgia Southern professor Peggy Lindsey presents “Thinking about Northern Ireland: The Trouble with the Troubles.” On Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m., the museum welcomes Georgia College and State professor Valerie Aranda for “The Writings on the Wall: The Role of Political and Cultural Street Murals Across the Globe.”
Thousands of people visit the Georgia Southern Museum every year to see a variety of displays including artifacts from the Civil War discovered at the Camp Lawton POW camp and the 78 million year old Mosasaur fossil skeleton. For details on hours of operation for the museum as well as the holiday schedule, visit www.georgiasouthern.edu/museum.
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University is one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, and is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.