Carlos as Catalyst: The Transformation of the Museum at Emory

The origins of the museum date to the late 19th century when objects collected from disparate sources made their way to Emory College in Oxford, Georgia. These sources included Emory faculty conducting research and Methodist missionaries living and working abroad. Active collecting efforts supported international research by Emory scholars and brought the outside world to Emory students. This exhibition explores origins, collections, people, and future directions of the museum. Ultimately, to delve into the history of Emory¿s museum is to uncover the ways in which it consistently acts as a catalyst for teaching, research, exploration, collaboration, and collecting.