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The Carlos Museum announces Carlos Conversations, a series of podcasts that use works of art in the Carlos Collection to spark conversations between distinguished members of Emory’s faculty. Developed in conjunction with Antenna Audio, each podcast brings together experts from different disciplines to look at museum objects in new and unusual ways.

Voted "Best Use of New Technology for Exploring Ancient Ideas" in the 2008 "Best of Atlanta" issue of Atlanta Magazine!

Download any podcast to your iPod or any portable mp3 player, bring it to the museum and receive free admission!

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How to Schedule a Tour

Please submit the Tour Request Form at least two weeks in advance of the tour date you are requesting. Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submiting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.

Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm.

Length of Tours: 50 minutes

Group Size: Minimum group size is 10 guests per hour. Maximum number is 65 guests per hour. Groups larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours on the same day or come over multiple days. 

Chaperones: One per every ten students required.

Fees: Visits are $6 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $8 each.

For Docent-Guided Tours:  Choose the focus of your tour from the menu below. There is no additional fee for a docent-guided tour.

For Highlights of the Collections Audio Guide Tours: There is an additional cost of $2 per Audio Guide and a maximum number of forty participants per hour.

For Self-Guided Tours: Groups of 10 or more may receive our discounted group rate. To receive a group rate, one group payment is required than individual payments. Please remember that self-guided groups must also be scheduled through the Office of Educational Programs in advance to avoid overcrowding in the galleries.

Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.

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Programs for Emory Students

The Carlos Museum offers a wide variety of public programs of interest to Emory students. For a complete listing of these programs, please see the Calendar.



Information for Faculty

The collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum represent an important curricular resource for Emory faculty. Comprised of over 20,000 works from the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs) from the middle ages to the present, the collections offer unique opportunities to engage students in discussions about original works of art and the civilizations that produced them.

The museum encourages faculty to make use of its diverse collections, as well as temporary exhibitions, as primary resources for object-based teaching. The galleries provide an intimate setting for “out-of-the-classroom” learning. The diverse collections and exhibitions provide points of connection with a variety of disciplines as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty in art history, classics, religion, creative writing, dance, anthropology, English, the sciences, and others use the museum's collections and exhibitions regularly in their teaching.

The museum's galleries are open Tuesday - Friday, from 10 am - 4 pm and are always free to Emory faculty and students. Faculty may guide their students through the collections and exhibitions or schedule a tour with a member of the museum's Docent Guild. To schedule a time for your class or a docent-led tour, contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu. Members of the staff are also available to help create connections between the museum’s collections and exhibitions and coursework. Contact Elizabeth Hornor, Marguerite Colville Ingram Director of Education, at 404-727-6118 or ehornor@emory.edu.

High-quality photographs of more than 1000 objects from the museum’s collection are available free of charge for teaching use through Artstor. Click here and select "Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online" from the Emory Collections section. Faculty and students may request additional photos not available in Carlos Collections Online and may request permission to publish photos in scholarly works by contacting mccm.collections.services@emory.edu.

The museum recognizes that only a small portion of its collection is on view at any given time. Faculty and students may arrange to view selected objects from storage by appointment, Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm, pending availability of staff and suitable space within the museum. Museum curators will help faculty and students to complete a Study Access/Classroom Use of Objects form. Ideally, faculty and students should contact the curator responsible for the object(s) at least two weeks in advance of their class or study period.* So that faculty can focus on their teaching, rather than on the care of the artwork, a museum curator and/ or member(s) of the collections staff will attend classes when artwork is present.

The Carlos Museum’s permanent collection galleries mirror its curatorial divisions, each overseen by a member of the staff:

Art of the Americas, Megan O'Neil 
Ancient Greek and Roman Art, position open
Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, Melinda Hartwig 
African Art, Amanda Hellman
Asian Art, Elizabeth Hornor 
Works of Art on Paper, Andi McKenzie  

Museum staff also work with academic departments on campus to develop programs of interest to the academic as well as the Atlanta community. For a complete listing of these programs, please see the calendar.

Odyssey Online
The Carlos Museum's interactive website for kids continues to grow and expand. Thanks to the generous financial support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Carlos is pleased to present Odyssey Online: South Asia, a web-based resource for upper elementary, middle, and high school students that uses engaging interactive technology to explore works of art in the museum's collection in depth, and to provide an understanding of how similar objects function in relgious contexts in India and here in Atlanta.  

Students may explore a 13th-century gilt Buddha from Tibet in the museum's collection, and then explore a similar one, with the help of a Tibetan Buddhist monk, on the altar at Atlanta's Drepung Loseling Monastery. They can also study a sandstone image of the elephant-headed deity, Ganesha, and then witness a ritual that happens every Saturday morning at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in which the deity is annointed with auspicious substances, dressed and ornaments, providing students with an understanding of how such sculptures function in a religious context.

Be sure to explore other engaging sections of Odyssey Online:

Odyssey Online: Greece, designed for elementary students  








Odyssey Online: Ancient Americas, designed for upper elementary and middle school students. 








AntiquiTEA
A civilized learning experience. Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as museum curators and Emory faculty members and graduate students discuss works of art in the collections and exhibitions. These programs are free and open to the Emory community and the public.

Museum Recognized for Innovative Faculty Collaborations

The Office of the Provost has recognized the Carlos Museum for its commitment to innovative faculty collaborations and to public education. Read the article below and watch the video here.

In the beginning was a mummy. And not just any mummy, but, in fact, the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Western Hemisphere, one of only seven in the world. Emory's Old Kingdom mummy was the first inventoried object (1921.1) in the collection of the Michael C. Carlos Museum. A massive conservation effort in 2011 drew on a university-wide team of conservationists, faculty, and students to restore the Old Kingdom mummy, which now holds a special place in the permanent collection of the Carlos Museum.

However, beyond this one rare and special object, the Carlos opens up a broader treasure chest to Emory -- one intrinsically tied to the university's mission to "create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Recognizing the importance of the museum to academic life, Emory's strategic plan, Where Courageous Inquiry Leads, focused one of its framing principles on Creativity: Arts and Innovation. That emphasis -- along with Courageous Inquiry initiatives on strengthening faculty distinction, enhancing the student experience, creating community, and religions and the human spirit -- has helped the Carlos grow even stronger in its support of academics.

Read the full article: View/Download
Read Courageous Inquiry Chronicle: View/Download

Museum Tours

PUBLIC TOURS: Members of the Museum's Docent Guild lead public tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tours begin in the Rotunda on Level One of the Museum.

Docent-led tours are available for groups of ten or more by appointment. Please submit the Tour Request Form at least two weeks in advance of the tour date you are requesting. Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour.

MUSEUM MOMENTS TOUR 
Museum Moments is a tour designed for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Experiencing the art of the ancient world at the Carlos Museum can spark the imagination, trigger memories, and encourage a shared experience in a beautiful setting. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or dementia are invited to attend Museum Moments tours with their family member or a caregiver. The tour is available at 1 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May.  Please contact Clare Fitzgerald by email or by phone at 404 727 2363 to make a reservation.  

Stools for this program were made possible by a gift from Sylvia Dodson in memory of her husband, James Dodson.

AUDIO TOURS

Highlights of the Collection Audio Tour
Thanks to the generous financial support of the Sara Giles Moore Foundation and the Morgens West Foundation, the Carlos Museum is pleased to introduce a new multimedia audio guide to the permanent collections. The guides include fifty minutes of new material, featuring expert commentary from museum curators and Emory faculty members from a number of departments at the university. The guides, available on iPod touches, feature enhanced multimedia content offering visitors a greater understanding of the Carlos Museum’s permanent collection. For example, in the Art of the Americas section, images of whale sharks on the screen help visitors visualize the ways in which the Museum’s Chancay female effigy vessel represents the shaman transforming into the giant fish, which serves as her animal spirit companion. The guide is available for a rental fee of $3.  Carlos Museum members enjoy unlimited free usage.

Times and Texts of the Bible Audio Tour
A second audio tour makes connections between the Museum's permanent collections and the Bible. Curators and faculty members from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern Studies explore objects in relation to biblical texts to enhance our understanding of the cultures out of which Judaism and Christianity developed. The guide is available for a rental fee of $3. It is included in the general audio tour rental. Museum members enjoy unlimited free usage.

Artful Stories at the Museum
When ancient art, great stories, and inquisitive children are brought together, something exciting happens and young imaginations flourish! This program is for children three-to-five years old accompanied by a parent or other adult. Once a month on select Saturdays, children will be able to sit in the galleries surrounded by works of art and hear stories of ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. After the story, children and their companions will move to the Tate Room to create works of art or participate in activities based on the story and the cultures represented in the Carlos.

The Artful Stories program is made possible through the generous support of PNC Bank and the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation.
Fall 2018 Workshops for Teachers
Teachers tell us that the workshops and educator courses at the Carlos Museum are unique. They value these programs because of the engaging content and the opportunity to work in small groups with scholars and artists who are not only experts in their areas, but masterful and generous instructors. Join us this academic year for a rich mix of workshops that range from explorations in the galleries with Emory faculty and curators, to hands-on art experiences with guest artists.

Andrew W. Mellon Internships Summer 2018

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. At right, the monster Ammut, who will devour Ani's soul if

he is

unworthy, awaits the verdict, while the god Thoth prepares

to record it. At top are gods acting

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t, Geb, Tefnut, Shu, Atum, and Ra-

Horakhty

Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Michael C. Carlos Museum offers paid summer internships for Emory University students. The internship is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Interns are selected by a committee of Museum staff and faculty advisors. The internships are ten weeks in length, and students are paid a stipend of $5,000. This summer’s internships begin on May 21, though some flexibility in scheduling is possible. Deadline for applying for the Mellon Internship is February 16, 2018.

 
This summer, the Carlos Museum seeks two interns to work with the Carlos Museum’s Education Department, Emory Environmental Sciences faculty, and a K-12 classroom teacher on the development of a tour program and online teacher support materials that connect the collections of the Carlos Museum to the K-12 study of environmental science. The internship will include research on objects in the collection and on the geography, environments, and natural resources of the cultures that created them, particularly those objects related to water. 
 

Download the Mellon Internship application here.

The Carlos Museum also offers unpaid internships, often for credit, and other opportunities for working and learning in a museum environment for Emory students. For more information about internships, contact Elizabeth Hornor by phone at 404-727-6118, or by email at ehornor@emory.edu.

STEAM Tours

At the Carlos, our STEAM tours highlight the ways that science, technology, engineering, art, and math have been used to solve problems from the earliest civilizations through to today helping students engage with enduring questions and new solutions.

Archaeology (All Grades)
As they explore the galleries, students learn about pioneering archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon and the development of stratigraphy at the ancient site of Jericho. They will learn about methods of archaeologists use to analyze artifacts once they have come out of the ground, from drawing, x-ray, chemical analysis, carbon-14 dating, and other scientific techniques that contribute to understanding of material culture.

The Science Behind Art Conservation (Appropriate for Fourth Grade through High School)

Students learn to think like a conservator, understanding the real world questions and problems that museums confront when working with material that can be thousands of years old. They look into prevention, research, and intervention in this interactive tour. A full complement of pre-visit and post-visit materials and labs are availible for teachers to use in the classroom. Click here for teacher resources related to conservation at the Carlos.
How to Schedule a Tour for Your Homeschool Group

The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes homeschool school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild.

To schedule a guided tour, download the new Tour Reservation Request Form, which can be filled out and returned to the Museum by email to avuley@emory.edu or by fax to 404-727-4292. After typing information into the form please click the SAVE button at the end of the form.

Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submitting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.

Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Group Size: Maximum number is 65 guests per hour. Groups larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours.
Length of Tour: 50 minutes.
Chaperones: One per every ten students required.
Fees: Visits are $6 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $7 each. Children five and under are free.
Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.
Chamber Music Concerts
The Carlos Museum and the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta present the Cooke Noontime Chamber Music Series. These monthly concerts are free and open to the Emory community and the public.  Come early as seating and parking are limited.
Children's Workshops
Teen Programs
Georgia Standards of Excellence Tours
Georgia Standard of Excellence tours are crafted to align with the new Social Studies standards adopted by the state of Georgia in Fall 2017.

6th Grade:
Our 6th grade tour focuses on cultural conflict and change in Latin America, highlighting the collision of indigenous and European powers. Students will also explore the ways that different environments and natural resources impact culture in Latin America.

7th Grade:
Students work with first-source material as they examine historical and contemporary art from Africa and Latin America to understand better questions of religion, ethnicity, and colonialism.

World History:
World History students at the Carlos trace cultures from ancient to modern by examing objects created in the Americas, the the Mediterranean, and Africa. Students learn to read objects like texts, bringing cultures distant in time and space  into the present.

AP Art History
"The 250" come to life at the Carlos where students have an opportunity to examine and analyze works of art from the cultures and time periods they study in the classroom. 

Latin: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
Since "art is long and life, short" seize the day and visit Ulysses, Menelaus, Europa, and the Emperor Tiberius in the galleries of the Carlos Museum. Discover the importance of Roman imperial portraiture and propaganda. Find images of metamorphoses and reinforce your reading with scenes from Ovid and Virgil. Explore Roman funeral rituals and translate inscription on cinerary urns. Meet Romulus and Remus and see the crucial role of archaeology in understanding objects from Roman daily life.
 
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Funding Your Museum Visit and Bus Transportation

Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?

A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools.  K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transporation.  Contact Ana Vizurraga at 404.727.4280 or avizurr@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Target provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.

Student Guide Program

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join the Student Guide Program. Student guides act as ambassadors for the Museum–– writing and leading tours for students, organizing student-centered events, and learning about museum work under the supervision of Museum staff. This opportunity helps students to develop their research and presentation skills, gain valuable experience in museums, and serve the larger Emory community. 
 For more information, contact Katie Ericson at 404-727-2363 or kericso@emory.edu.

Collections and Special Exhibitions Tours

Carlos Reads Book Club

Carlos Reads offers an opportunity to read and discuss great works of literature related to the museum's collections and exhibitions in an informal, small group setting, with distinguished members of the Emory faculty as guides.  

Carlos Reads discussions meet on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room on Level Two of the museum. Books may be picked up in the Office of Educational Programs on the Plaza Level between 8:30 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please pick up the book in time to read it before the discussion.
 

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How Do We Get There? And Where Do We Park?
Directions: Hundreds of school buses bring students to visit the Carlos Museum every year. Unfortunately, there is often confusion about where to enter campus, drop off students, and park the bus. To assist, we enlisted the help of a bus driver who made the trip himself to show the way.  Please watch this video and share it with your bus drivers!


Please do not use GPS to get directions to the museum. GPS systems provide excellent information for CARS entering campus, but not BUSES.  If you must use GPS, enter Emory’s Goizueta Business School as your destination, and the directions will lead you to the correct campus entrance for BUSES.

Lectures, Gallery Talks, & Classes
The Museum draws on the rich resources of the University's faculty and graduate students, and supports Emory's academic mission by bringing nationally and internationally recognized scholars, authors, and artists to campus to present engaging lectures and gallery talks, and to participate in public conversations. Most of these programs are free and all are open to the Emory community and the public.

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For Families: Explore the Egyptian, Greek, and South Asian Collections at the Carlos with Our Family Guides!
The Carlos is pleased to announce a new addition to the family guides series. The new Egyptian family guide, with eleven die-cut  cards of animal mummies, painted coffins, and more, joins existing family guides to the Greek and South Asian collections. Featuring images of objects in the collection, lively text, and quotes from ancient sources, these collectable guides make exploring the galleries fun for children as they search for the featured objects and discover more about them.

The guides are available at no charge at the Reception Desk on Level One.
Funding Your Museum Visit and Bus Transportation
Need help funding transportation for a museum visit?
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Carlos Museum is able to offer $300 per bus to K-12 teachers at schools with signifcant Title One populations. We know field trips are expensive, but bus stipends can make it possible for your students to explore the stories of civiization found in the galleries of the Carlos Museum—from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mespotamia, Greece and Rome to the varied cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, from the indigenous cultures of North and South America to the thriving cultures of India and the Himalayas. Contact Ana Vizurraga at 404-727-4280 or avizurr@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Artful Stories for Preschools

Preschool children gather to hear a story surrounded by Egyptian, Greek and Roman, ancient American, Asian or African art before looking closely and discussing related works of art, and then transitioning to the studio for a hands on activity!  This free program is made possible through generous funding from PNC Bank and is available for preschool classes on Monday mornings at 10 am when the museum is closed to the general public, offering a special environment for young children to experience art, literacy, and cultures of the world.

  • Maximum twenty two children per group.
  • One chaperone for every five children.
  • If your group has special needs, please call to discuss possible adjustments to the program.
  • Space is limited, so please sign up early to reserve a space for your class.

To make a reservation for your preschool class to participate in Artful Stories for Preschools, please contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

 

 

 







This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts aslo receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts. 
Additonal support for educational programs for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation, and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.

 

 

 

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