The Alberni Valley Museum got a little worldly last week, as students from the ADSS Comparative Civilizations 12 class opened their annual class exhibit.
The students have worked since September with museum education curator Shelley Harding, splitting their time between classroom, self-directed research and the museum.
“We’ve been working with Anne (Ostwald, ADSS teacher) for several year now,” Harding said. “I’m so impressed with this particular group. This group has been exceptional in their work. It’s important for the museum to be able to share our knowledge and what we do with young people.
“Spending this much time with this group…our future is in good hands,” she said. “They’re incredible young people.”
Last year’s class worked with the piracy exhibit currently on display at the museum. This group has learned every aspect of their show, from writing the text to labeling and conducting research, mounting text and hanging an exhibit, she said.
Exhibits encompassed the Aztecs of Mexico, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Rome and Spain. Presentations ranged from storytelling to skits, a kimono fashion show and ukelele music.
Each group was tasked with finding a connection between their chosen country and Nuu-chah-nulth culture, Ostwald said.
The exhibit will only be up for a few more days, as students are heading into exams, Harding said.
The museum is located inside Echo Centre, at 4255 Wallace St.