UO Museum Gets a Makeover

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EUGENE, Ore. — Construction continues at a University of Oregon museum.

A major construction project is taking place at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, which will double the exhibition space.

The build out began in March and will transform a storage area into exhibit space, adding an extra 2,000-square-feet to the museum.

A $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services funded the project. The grant allowed for feedback and tests on potential displays during the planning process; what ultimately will go up in the space will be a collaboration of what people want.

“It’s going to be really exciting exhibit. We are going have a 7-foot-tall replica of a giant sloth, which is a large animal that used to call Oregon its home about 10,000 years ago. That’s going to be a major part of the new exhibit,” said Kristin Strommer, Museum of Natural and Cultural History spokeswoman.

Part of the exhibit will also display fossils from Condon Collection, many which have never been display.

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