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Press Release

"Curator's Choice: Favorites from the Collection" exhibit

Published on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 (12:08 p.m.)

August 8, 2014 – January 31, 2015
“Curator’s Choice: Favorites from the Collection”, Clark County Museum
“Curator’s Choice: Favorites from the Collection” is a selection of curator pick of objects from the Clark County Museum holdings. Dawna Jolliff, Curator of Exhibits, chose the more than 150 objects on view because they speak artistically, intellectually and emotionally to Dawna as curator. They can be viewed for their craftsmanship, their remembrance of events and place, their humor, or because of a specific story they tell about family and community in southern Nevada.

The items selected for this exhibit span the history and collections of the Clark County Museum. These include artifacts from the Museum’s Founding Collection, the Anna Roberts Parks Collection. This is an opportunity to see items from the original donation which formed the core of the collection as well as the many acquisitions from the more than 2,400 individual donors who have helped grow the museum collection. Many of these items have never before been exhibited.

The exhibit celebrates the remarkable 38 year career of Dawna Jolliff, Curator of Exhibits, and explores our fascination with heirlooms and historical objects. We at the museum hope that the community enjoys this exhibit of favorite objects from the collection, and that the exhibit will inspire visitors to think about the objects in their homes and what their favorite belongings mean to them. The exhibit runs through January 31, 2015.

For more information contact the Clark County Museum 702 455 7955, visit the museum website clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks/Pages/clark-county-museum.aspx, or the museum Facebook page
facebook.com/pages/Clark-County-Museum/191405110417

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is $1 for children and seniors and $2 for adults.

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