THE CARLOS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 100 FREE ADMISSION DAYS IN CELEBRATION OF ITS UPCOMING CENTENNIAL
In 2019 the Michael C. Carlos Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its formal founding at Emory University’s Atlanta campus. The Carlos Museum is planning a series of exhibitions, programs, and special events as part of the centennial year and will offer 100 free days to celebrate this important milestone. One hundred free admission days are scheduled between now and 2019 as a way to thank the community whose support has played such a significant role in the story of the Museum’s success.
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Emory's collections date back to 1876 when a general museum was established in the library of the original campus in Oxford, Georgia. This early collection included minerals, shells, biological specimens, and a variety of curios. In 1915 the collections were moved to the new Atlanta campus, and in 1919 Bishop Warren A. Candler, Chancellor of the University, officiated over the formal founding of the Emory University Museum. In 1920 Professor William A. Shelton of Emory’s Candler School of Theology participated in an expedition to Egypt and the Middle East and brought back mummies, painted coffins, and many other artifacts—some 250 Egyptian, Babylonian, and Near Eastern antiquities—that formed the foundation of the Museum’s renowned collections of ancient art.
The Carlos Museum has grown over the last century to become one of the most revered institutions in Georgia, serving generations of students, scholars, school children, history buffs, art lovers, and tourists. Today the Carlos Museum is internationally known as a destination for world-class collections, innovative public educational programs, state-of-the-art conservation initiatives, and critically acclaimed exhibitions that reflect the sweeping reach of the Emory academic community.