Laurels for the Lost Museum

The logo of the Jenks Society, including a platypus without a bill.

Dear friends,

We have some good news to share.  The National Council on Public History has bestowed the Graduate Student Project Award for 2015 on the Jenks Society and our Lost Museum exhibition.

The NCPH included some kind words about the project in a press release:

The NCPH Student Project Award goes to the Jenks Society for Lost Museums, for their “Lost Museum” exhibition and project. Their collaborative historical and artistic re-imagination of the zoological museum created at Brown by curator J.W.P. Jenks engages with the history of the natural sciences, the university, and museums in a playful and thought-provoking fashion. The team demonstrated dedication, ability, and a willingness to collaborate with other disciplines to bring the story of John Jenks to their immediate and larger community. Their hard work yielded an exceptionally professional presentation, and their efforts received extensive media coverage and have drawn in many visitors from beyond campus and online.

We are honored.  We look forward to the upcoming NCPH conference in Nashville, where representatives of the Jenks Society will accept the award and present our work in the form of a pop-up exhibit.

Thank you to the NCPH — and thank you to the many friends of the Jenks Society for your support along the way.

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