Hi my name is Emily Grimm and I am a sophomore at Temple University! I am majoring in Anthropology: Human Biology Concentration with a minor in Public Health. This semester I have taken advantage of the opportunity to spend five hours a week working in the Anthropology Museum through the Practicum in Curation course offered here. I took this course so I could gain more experience within the realm of anthropology as well as figure out what I am interested in for the future.
I am currently working on an exhibit in the lobby of Gladfelter hall. The exhibit I am working on displays baskets from three different collections: Friedlaender Collection, Kaxinawa Collection, and Miller-Toba Collection. The baskets and bags on display from the Friedlaender Collection are from the Solomon Islands and were made by the Kwaoi people. The three baskets in the display case from the Kaxinawa Collection were made by a husband and a wife. One basket was made by the husband, one by the wife, and one was made together. Each basket is made from different materials and the weaving done by the wife is more intricate than the basket making done by the husband. The bags and basket on display from the Miller-Toba Collection are from Argentina and were hand made by the Toba people. To learn more about the different collections or the baskets, come visit the display case directly outside the museum in the lobby of Gladfelter Hall.