On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the English Language Institute and Kelsey Museum of Archeology teamed up to celebrate International Education Week 2016 with a special tour of Kelsey’s current exhibition Less Than Perfect specifically tailored for international graduate students in ELI’s classes.
The tour, led by the Kelsey’s Educational and Academic Outreach Coordinator Catherine Person, helped students explore the three themes of Less Than Perfect: Failed Perfection, Deliberate Imperfection, and Restoring Perfection. Ms. Person began with a review of key terms and concepts to help participants enjoy a deeper understanding of the exhibition, and concluded with a look through the permanent galleries of the Kelsey Museum. “Students were engaged and interactive throughout the tour, asking lots of questions,” says ELI Director Angelo Pitillo, who accompanied the group on the tour. The success of this experience points towards possible future collaborations between the ELI and the Kelsey to bring the museum’s exhibitions to a wider audience, he adds. “ELI is excited to introduce our students to this important campus cultural resource.”