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OMNI Channel 6 News: July 2024 Update

July 15, 2024
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Museum Collections Team Engages in Part II of the USHRAB Grant Program The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB), administered by the Utah Division ofArchives and Records Service, has announced the Moab Museum as a recipient of its Spring2024 grant funding to preserve and provide access to Utah’s history. The Moab Museum was awarded…

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Moab History: Profiling Two Modern Basket Weavers

January 18, 2024
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The Moab Museum is proud to display ten striking Diné (Navajo)-woven baskets through the end of the current temporary exhibition. The baskets are on loan from the Twin Rocks Trading Post in Bluff, UT. In this week’s column, we explore two of the weavers whose work is featured this month at the Museum.  Lorraine Black…

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Tara Beresh Museum Curatorial and Collections Manager hangs a basket from the Twin Rocks Trading Post Collection.

Twin Rocks Trading Post Basket Collection On Display Through February

January 11, 2024
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The Museum is proud to exhibit ten striking baskets from the Twin Rocks Trading Post Collection for one month following our annual winter closure, until February 10th. Before there were Rugs According to Navajo oral history, the earliest weaving began in basketry. Baskets (ts’aa’) were made from three-leafed sumac for domestic and ceremonial use using…

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Medicine Blanket of Charlie Black

Medicine Blanket of Charlie Black

January 8, 2024
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If you haven’t yet seen The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture, don’t wait too long! And if you have, consider a return visit to admire the vibrant colors and remarkable patterns on display – and view a loaned textile with a fascinating and storied history. When the Museum reopens after its early Winter closure…

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Collections-Inspired Craft Nights

January 1, 2024
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Happy New Year from the Moab Musuem Team! Join Moab Museum staff for three fun-filled craft nights this winter! Add color and creativity to the winter months with an art project rooted in the Moab Museum’s Collections.  Fiber Night: Thursday, January 18, 5-7pm  Inspired by the weavings on exhibit at the Moab Museum? Revisiting forgotten projects in…

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Channel 6 News Digitization: December Update

December 28, 2023
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Channel 6 News producer Jim Mattingly continues to digitize over 900 analog video cassettes (totaling approximately 1,200 hours of footage) in collaboration with the Moab Museum and made possible through a grant from the Utah State Historic Records and Advisory Board. The record is a compilation of news broadcasts from 1989 to 2000, documenting a…

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Military Uniforms in the Moab Museum Collection

November 10, 2023
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By: Brecken Beck, Moab Museum Intern I am interested in military history, and through my internship with the Moab Museum, I have had the opportunity to study two military uniforms in the Museum’s Collection to learn more about their stories. As the country observes Veteran’s Day, we invite Moabites to look into the history of…

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Apatosaurus “Wiren” Femur

August 2, 2023
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Conservation Spotlight | Apatosaurus “Wiren” Femur How does the Moab Museum preserve paleontology specimens entrusted to our care? This summer, the Museum staff partnered with Utah Friends of Paleontology (UFOP) to perform object conservation treatments on the Wiren Femur currently on exhibit in the Museum’s North Gallery. UFOP is a statewide non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving…

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Conserving Ancestral Vessels

August 2, 2022
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On July 27th, visitors to the Moab Museum got to witness an important part of Museum work that ordinarily takes place behind the scenes: the stabilizing conservation treatment of two Ancestral vessels. Professional conservator Kimberleigh Collins-Peynaud performed stabilizing treatment on an Ancestral water vessel and an Ancestral storage and cooking container, both on loan to…

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Exploring the Archeological Significance of the Ancestral Load Basket

January 5, 2022
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By: Tara Beresh, Curatorial and Collections Manager If you’re local to Moab or a longtime visitor to the Moab Museum, you may be aware of the renowned “burden” basket—an extraordinary ancestral relic, iconic to the area and sacred to proximate Native groups. The cone-shaped basket is styled to be worn like a backpack, is woven…

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