Moab Museum Blog

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January 4, 2021

Welcome to this new home for articles, updates, and other Museum happenings. The past two years have been busy ones for the Moab Museum: we’ve renovated our space, designed an entirely reimagined exhibit experience, and then adapted to COVID-19 with a variety of measures to bring you stories, objects, and programs virtually. Though the pandemic…

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Conserving a Twenty-Year Labor of Love | The Moab Museum’s Homage to Urbanek

January 22, 2021

Longtime Moab locals, John and Anne Urbanek presented what is today referred to as “the Urbanek map” to the Moab Museum in December 2005. Originally from Kansas, John and Anne moved to Moab for employment at Arches National Park. Prior to Moab, John served as a pilot in the Korean War and enjoyed observing the…

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The Implications of an Object

January 4, 2021

Museums worldwide have been criticized for the controversial display of indigenous objects. In years past, the Moab Museum showcased prehistoric ancestral objects such as ceramics, basketry, projectile points, and sandals. Some visitors admired these objects, inquiring: How old is this? Who made it? Did they live here in Moab? Other visitors avoided the space because…

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