Monday, November 18, 2019

ARLIS/NA-NC fall meeting, November 1, 2019

Hearst Museum of Anthropology entrance
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)

The fall 2019 meeting of ARLIS/NA-Northern California Chapter was held on November 1 at the Art History/Classics Library, University of California, Berkeley. Attendees toured the Art History/Classics Library before the chapter's business meeting, then joined members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for a buffet-style lunch at the faculty club (Bernard Maybeck, architect). After lunch was a tour of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, which holds one of the largest anthropological collections in the United States. Best known for its Native American collections, the museum's cultural objects come from around the world. Ira Jacknis, Ph.D., Senior Research Anthropologist, introduced the museum's history and collections. Tours of the exhibit and on-site storage spaces were given by Jacknis and by Katie Fleming, Gallery Manager and Education Coordinator, followed by a brief question-and-answer session.