Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising Public Programming
Our programs highlight the wide range of the Avenir’s current exhibitions, as well as guest presenters on unique subjects. Join us for these free, public lectures on an intriguing array of textile topics!
November 5 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Virtual Presentation on Zoom
In conjunction with the virtual exhibition Threads of Our Community: A History of the Avenir Museum, join current Curator Dr. Katie Knowles in conversation with Curator Emerita Linda Carlson (‘88). Listen in as Linda remembers projects and events over her 23 years as curator, then ask your burning curatorial questions. This conversation will be filmed at the Avenir Museum, including behind-the-scenes in the museum’s collection storage room. Mark your calendars for what promises to be an evening of fabulous story-telling about the museum’s fascinating textile treasures.
Caring For Your Family Treasures
December 8 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Virtual Presentation on Zoom
Join CSU Libraries and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising for expert advice on how to preserve your family archives, photos, and textile heirlooms. Staff will provide tips on how to store various items, and how to create digital files to record and organize important information. Registrants will receive a digital packet of handouts prior to the event. Staff will also answer live questions from the audience. Learn how to save and document your artifacts and the stories they tell about your family’s history.