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University Museums in Pennsylvania: Nationality Rooms, La Salle University, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Published August 18th 2011
ISBN : 9781155297491
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34 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Nationality Rooms, La Salle University, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pennsylvania Academy of the FineMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Nationality Rooms, La Salle University, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Salk Hall, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Excerpt: The University of Pittsburghs 42-story Cathedral of Learning is home to the Nationality RoomsThe Nationality Rooms are a collection of 27 classrooms in the University of Pittsburghs Cathedral of Learning depicting and donated by the ethnic groups that helped build the city of Pittsburgh. The rooms are designated as a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation historical landmark and are located on the 1st and 3rd floors of the Cathedral of Learning, itself a national historic landmark, on the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Although of museum caliber, twenty-five of the 27 rooms are in almost constant use as functional classrooms and utilized daily by University of Pittsburgh faculty and students, while the other two are display rooms which can be explored only via guided tour. The Nationality Rooms also serve in a vigorous program of intercultural involvement and exchange in which the original organizing committees for the individual rooms remain as participants and includes a program of annual student scholarship to facilitate study abroad. In addition, the Nationality Rooms inspire lectures, seminars, concerts exhibitions and social events which focus on the various heritages and traditions of the nations represented. The various national, traditional and religious holidays of the nations represented are celebrated on campus and the rooms are appropriately decorated to reflect these occasions. The Nationality Rooms ring the three...