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Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Webinar Series

The McClung Museum will host a four-week webinar featuring world-renowned experts on Easter Island, Chile (Rapa Nui). The presentations will begin on Thursday, January 21, 2021 and run every Thursday through February 11, 2021.

The series is open to all alumni and friends of the university, but registration is required. Attendance is free to museum members and current University of Tennessee students. Non–members may attend for $10 for one session or $30 for all four webinar sessions. Any paid registration includes a Rapa Nui art print. Those purchasing all four sessions will also receive an annual membership to the McClung Museum.

Complimentary sessions do not include an art print; however, you will have an opportunity to purchase a print for $5 (while supplies last).

Ticket fees are a nonrefundable donation to the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture. Sessions will be available live as well as asynchronously. Live sessions will include time for participants to interact with and ask questions of the presenters.

Schedule of Events

Week 1: 
January 21, 2021, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EST 
“Ingenuity in Stone: Archaeological Research on Rapa Nui” presented by Dr. Mara Mulrooney 

Week 2:
January 28, 2021, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EST 
“Looking for Polynesians in pre-Hispanic South America: A Personal Journey” presented by José Miguel Ramírez-Aliaga

Week 3:
February 4, 2021, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EST
“Ritualized Stone and Craft Specialization: Recent Excavation in Easter Island’s Statue Quarry” presented by Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg

Week 4: 
February 11, 2021, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EST
"Rapa Nui and the Chilean Sovereignty 1860-1895” presented by Cristian Moreno Pakarati

Dial-In Information

Registration is required. Webinar links will be sent to registered participants. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences




Alumni Affairs and Development, McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
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Stacy Palado

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