¡Haga clic aquí para Español! In order to understand Ecuador today, we must first look at its long and rich past, much of which falls in an era that archaeologists call prehistory. Prehistory is the time before the invention of writing, so instead of looking at documents to learn what happened, we must rely on … More Indigenous Ecuador
Click here for an English version! Para entender el Ecuador de hoy, primero debemos considerar su largo y rico pasado, que en granparte cae en una era llamada prehistoria por los arqueólogos. La prehistoria es el momento anterior a la invención de la escritura, por lo que en vez de consultar documentos de esa época para saber quésucedió, debemos confiar … More El Ecuador Indígena
Click here for an English version! A novecientos sesenta y cinco kilómetros de la costa de Ecuador se encuentra un pequeño grupo de islas formadas por las mismas fuerzas geológicas que crearon los Andes a partir de la corteza terrestre. A medida que la placa de Nazca se desliza lentamente hacia el este, de esta … More Darwin y Las Galápagos
Recently, the Pink Palace Collections and Exhibits departments moved three of the museum’s largest artifacts. The Burton Callicott murals have hung over the grand staircase in the mansion lobby since 1934 when Callicott was commissioned as part of the Public Works of Art Project. The museum’s advisory board wanted the option of removing the paintings … More Mural Move at the Pink Palace
Plans are moving ahead for our renovation of the Pink Palace mansion. The Mansion was built in the 1920s and has undergone a series of re-imaginings in its long life. It started as Clarence Saunders’ palatial home that was meant to be a Southern showplace. Saunders lost his house before it was completed, and it … More Pink Palace Mansion 3.0
In October my thoughts always turn to things dark and spooky. Maybe it is because I see the greatest changes toward the darkness of the coming winter. I find myself often resetting my light timers earlier each day. The sun sets earlier but it also rises later and so it seems unfair that the alarm … More Spooky Space!
The Memphis Pink Palace Museum has roughly 84,000 objects in our collection, of which 10-15% are on display. That means that there are tens of thousands of objects that regular visitors could not access. Tammy Braithwaite, our collections registrar, is in charge of keeping track of all of these artifacts. Over the past year, she … More Search Our Collection!