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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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From an Egyptian coffin to an ancient Greek bathtub, objects in the Michael C. Carlos Museum have stories to tell. A Nigerian headdress might change a professor’s curriculum, while an Indian statue of the Buddha might inspire a senior thesis. Not just for Emory faculty and students, the Carlos Museum serves more than 20,000 area schoolchildren and 100,000 visitors each year, teaching the art and history of world cultures through engaged learning. A destination for world-class collections, scholarly research, public education programs, and exhibitions, the Carlos Museum continues to grow and thrive. Gifts help the Carlos Museum reach its mission to preserve and share the stories of civilization.

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Director’s Priorities

Alumni and friends who invest in the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University support the museum’s status as a destination for world-class collections, original scholarly research, innovative public education programs, and critically acclaimed exhibitions. The generosity of our donors honors the work of distinguished curators and staff, engaged faculty, and dedicated volunteers who are committed to preserving and sharing the stories of civilization.

The museum’s top fund-raising priorities, according to Director Bonnie Speed, are outlined below.

Increase endowment funding for collections, special exhibitions, and education outreach programs.
• Seek investments for expansion and renovation of the Carlos Museum’s spaces and galleries.
Increase endowed gifts for conservation efforts to preserve the value and educational influence of ancient art and artifacts from around the world.

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