Monday, November 1, 2010

Where in the World is PGM Director Roger Lidman?

In South Korea of course! Ok, maybe not the obvious answer, but what a great opportunity to build international museum relationships and share ideas! Last month, Roger travelled to Taipei, Taiwan to present information on the operations of the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park at the Promoting Public Participation in Archaeology: A Symposium for Archaeological Site Preservation and Operation of Archaeological Cultural Parks, sponsored by the Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology. Roger made an impression on some other museum professionals from South Korea and was then invited to speak at 18th Annual Chongokni Paleolithic Festival in Yeon-cheon County, Korea. Way to go Roger! At this last symposium Roger was asked to give a presentation about the history of Pueblo Grande Museum and the public and educational programming at the museum. Pueblo Grande Museum was the only museum and archaeological park from the United States represented at the festival.

Obviously, Roger's been busy sharing his expertise and the awesomeness of Pueblo Grande Museum with his fellow international museum colleagues, but he also found time to give us an update on his latest trip and send us some pictures... enjoy!

"I'm enjoying my vacation at the 18th Yeoncheon Jeongok-ri Paleolithic Festival in South Korea. The weather is beautiful, but cold at night. I've met a flint knapping expert from Japan Nagai Kenji and an ancient technology practitioner from Austria, Sebastian Stein. The festival is the largest in the world. It's in a community near the DMZ [demilitarized zone], between North and South Korea."

Posted by Renee Aguilar, Museum Aide - Visitor Services

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