Teaching Collection Grant

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Teaching Collection Grant

March 4, 2014


Schreiber Foods Grant Expands Neville Museum Teaching Collection!  

Green Bay, WI---March 4, 2014---The Neville Public Museum is pleased to announce that it has received a grant to be used for expanding the Museum’s teaching collection. 

Kirsten Smith, Education Specialist at the Neville Museum explains the importance of this grant, “Establishing a teaching collection will bridge two of the museum’s seemingly opposite pursuits – the continued preservation of the permanent collection and increased access to objects for educational purposes.  Students will now have the opportunity to explore the surfaces and materials of authentic and reproduction objects in the gallery, feeling their weight and manipulating them.  The physical nature of the activity offers a sense of discovery and excitement.”  

“A major strength of teaching with objects is that objects are neither age-specific nor tied to a particular grade level,” Kirsten says. “Visitors of all ages see the object through the eyes of their own experience and bring to it their own questions and observations.  When we learn to read objects, they can shed light on the people of the past – who they were, what their lives were like, their limits and possibilities, how they thought, what they valued, and how they shaped our world.”   

The Neville Public Museum is honored to receive this grant from Schreiber Foods and thanks the company for their support! 

Submitted by:
Rachel Patterson
Neville Public Museum Foundation
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

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