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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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August 26th 2015:Hart Island Project

The Hart Island Project is a public charity that assists family in locating people who disappear onto Hart Island. Toward that end, we host an on-line database of burials since 1980 in an on-line museum called the Traveling Cloud Museum.The museum has interactive features assigning each person buried a clock of anonymity that can be stopped by a visitor who adds a story, photo, link or epitaph. Each person’s profile lists a plot that takes the visitor to a map of the island and displays where that person is buried. The week of July 6th, "a class action lawsuit was settled permitting famili

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Melinda Hunt

Melinda Hunt, president 2014-2016, is an interdisciplinary artist and founding director of the Hart Island Project. She holds an M.F.A from the Yale School of Art (1985) and M.S. in Digital Imaging and Design, NYU (2007). She began working on Hart Island with photographer Joel Sternfeld in 1991. They published a book, Hart Island, Scalo (1998). Melinda directed a film Hart Island: An American Cemetery (2008). She received awards from NYSCA in public art (1995), film (2000) and electronic art (2011). She received two Canada Council Interarts Awards for Artist and Community Collaboration (2008, 2009) and worked to develop an on-line community and database that document the identities and
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