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Exterior of McClung Museum including Dinosaur Sculpture - Photo courtesy of the McClung Museum

The Tennessee Association of Museums has honored UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture with its annual award for educational programming.

The ceremony took place at the association’s annual conference on March 20 in Clarksville.

This is one of 50 recognitions the McClung Museum has received from the Tennessee Association of Museums since 2000, and the second award in three years it has received for educational programming.

“This award establishes the McClung as a model for other museums and cultural institutions in Tennessee,” said Leslie Chang Jantz, curator for education. “It is a reassurance that, when communities are engaged and involved in the programming process, museums can be active participants in important cultural and social dialogues.”

The museum was specifically honored for the educational programming tied to its fall semester civil rights exhibition and festival, For All the World to See.

On March 30, the museum will host its next annual festival, Journey to India, in connection with its spring exhibition of artwork from indigenous communities in India.


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