BEYOND THE DIG: SCENES FROM MONGOLIA artwork by Colleen O’Shea, Waldbaum Scholarship recipient
February 9, 2012

You are invited to a reception & exhibit at the Archaeological Institute of America


artwork by Colleen O’Shea, Waldbaum Scholarship recipient

44 Beacon Street, 6th Floor

Kenmore Square, Boston

Monday, February 13, 2012

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

The AIA invites you to view O’Shea’s etchings on Monday, February 13, 2012, from 5 to 6:30.  The artist herself will be present, refreshments will be served, and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the AIA’s programs.  More information on the AIA and the Waldbaum Scholarship can be viewed on the Institute’s website at

In 2010 Colleen O’Shea, then a post-Baccalaureate student from the University of Michigan majoring in Russian & Eastern European Studies and the History of Art, used a Waldbaum Scholarship to attend the Khovd Project in Khovd-Altai, Mongolia, co-sponsored by the Silk Road Foundation and the National Museum of Mongolia.  Her experiences while on the project reaffirmed her career choice of art conservation and made a deep impression on her artistically.  O’Shea produced a series of etchings from her time in Mongolia, and has graciously allowed the AIA to display them at their national office in Kenmore Square.  In her own words, “I thought it would be a great way to demonstrate just how important and far-reaching scholarship funding can be.”

Among its funding programs, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) offers the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship. The scholarship supports students at field schools around the world, where they take part in archaeological excavations for the first time. For more information on the reception, please contact Laurel Nilsen Sparks, AIA Lecture & Fellowship Coordinator, (857) 305-9360,

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