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Posts by Allison Sheridan

Posted on 07/01/2020 at 03:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

Leaving a lasting and impactful legacy is important to many of us. The University Museums’ benefactors over the last 45...

Posted on 06/29/2020 at 04:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

The Iowa Quester Glass Collection now numbers over 1,500 objects ranging from monumental Brilliant Period cut glass to colorful art...

Posted on 06/09/2020 at 04:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

Pieced together, one section of fabric at a time, quilts tell stories through patterns, or in some cases, a purposeful...

Posted on 05/22/2020 at 04:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

During our added time spent at home, being socially distant, many have chosen to attempt to learn new skills in...

Posted on 05/13/2020 at 04:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

Several years ago, University Museums was the feature of the Iowa State Fair ISU booth, promoting our beautiful and artful...

Posted on 05/11/2020 at 05:30 PM by Allison Sheridan

Did you ever look through a classic red plastic ViewMaster growing up cycling the white disk to see 3D images?...

Posted on 04/27/2020 at 04:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

While most would recognize the name Fabergé, creator of the celebrated bejeweled and enameled eggs, many are unfamiliar with the...

Posted on 04/24/2020 at 04:30 PM by Allison Sheridan

The history of illumination can be explored through objects found in the permanent collection, from Persian pottery tallow lamps and...

Posted on 04/15/2020 at 02:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

Did you know that ISU’s beloved sculptor Christian Petersen began his career working on the East Coast as a die-cutter?...

Posted on 04/06/2020 at 04:00 PM by Allison Sheridan

Many visitors are surprised to learn that we have ancient objects in the collection, including this Canopic Jar Lid from...

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