2019 Community Engagement Celebration Day

Project Title

Preserving the Past: Scientific Study, Conservation, and Interpretation of the Mammut Americanum

Type of Presentation

Poster

Presentation Type

Event

Project Summary

This project, funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, enabled the UNI Museum to research, preserve, and conserve the mastodon tusk in the museum's collection. This project involved a collaboration across multiple entities throughout campus and the community. The Instrumental Analysis class in Chemistry spent a semester researching the tusk to help us learn more about previous conservation efforts; museum staff has worked with several organizations to create the case and digital interpretation for the final display; and students from Industrial Technology designed and manufactured the final mount for the tusk. In addition to this work, museum student assistants have been involved in this work and have helped to further our knowledge about mastodons in Iowa. From students in the Departments of Chemistry and Industrial Technology to case manufactures in Germany, this project has engaged the talents of many people and has provided students with the opportunity to expand their skills. https://scholarworks.uni.edu/mastodon/ https://museum.library.uni.edu/exhibits/conservation-and-exhibition-hampton-mastodon-tusk

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2019 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department/Center/Organization

UNI Museum

Award Category

Research-Based Project Award

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

Preserving the Past: Scientific Study, Conservation, and Interpretation of the Mammut Americanum

This project, funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, enabled the UNI Museum to research, preserve, and conserve the mastodon tusk in the museum's collection. This project involved a collaboration across multiple entities throughout campus and the community. The Instrumental Analysis class in Chemistry spent a semester researching the tusk to help us learn more about previous conservation efforts; museum staff has worked with several organizations to create the case and digital interpretation for the final display; and students from Industrial Technology designed and manufactured the final mount for the tusk. In addition to this work, museum student assistants have been involved in this work and have helped to further our knowledge about mastodons in Iowa. From students in the Departments of Chemistry and Industrial Technology to case manufactures in Germany, this project has engaged the talents of many people and has provided students with the opportunity to expand their skills. https://scholarworks.uni.edu/mastodon/ https://museum.library.uni.edu/exhibits/conservation-and-exhibition-hampton-mastodon-tusk