Category Archives: The Museum

Summer 2009 – Museum News

We wanted to bring you a monthly update on the happenings of the Museum OF Biblical & Sacred Writings.  Recently we met with real estate advisors and discussed the layout of the proposed building(s).  The architect is planning structures to include the different divisions below as well as office space for related organizations that may wish to lease space.

The Educational and Public Divisions of the Museum will be:

•    Museum of Ancient Near East Writings
•    Museum of the Bible
•    Museum of Biblical Archaeology
•    Museum of the Classical Greek World
•    Museum of the Roman & Byzantine World
•    Museum of Ancient Islamic Writings
•    Museum Learning Center
•    Museum Research Library
•    History On The Move Study Tours

Archaeology & Inscription Classes

This fall we will begin a series of classes for students to be introduced to the ancient world.  The Museum hands on archaeology classes for students of different ages that will be offered ($5.00 per participant) are:

•    Ancient Writings & Archaeology:  Opening the Ancient World (Elementary Level Students) – Friday, September 11, 2009, 1:00 – 2:15 PM, Cal State Fullerton – Irvine Campus, taught by Drs. James Rietveld & George Giacumakis.
•    Ancient Writings & Archaeology:  Opening the Ancient World (Secondary Level Students) – Friday, October 16, 2009, 1:00 – 2:15 PM, Cal state Fullerton, Irvine Campus, taught by Drs. James Rietveld and George Giacumakis.

•    Ancient Writings & Archaeology:  Opening the Ancient World (Adult Level Students) – Friday, November 13, 2009, 1:00 – 2:15 PM, Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Campus, taught by Drs. James Rietveld and George Giacumakis.

Special Museum Class

Introduction to Museum Studies (Adult Level Students) –
Mondays, September 21 & 28, October 5 & 12, 2009, 2:00 –
4:00 PM, Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Campus (October 12:
Southern California Museum Visits), taught by Orange County
Park Ranger and Museum Specialist Michael A. Miniaci. ($25.00 per
participant)

Call the Museum to make reservations if you and your students are interested in participating in any of the above classes.

Museum Fall Lecture Series

Writings of the Ancient World
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Cal State
Fullerton, Irvine Campus.  Five specialists will discuss
various ancient inscriptions and their historical implications
about ancient history. (No cost to attend)

The Museum of Biblical & Sacred Writings is a federally & state approved 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.  We have hired several university students for the summer to begin the cataloging process of the hard copy and digital volumes of the Museum Research Library.  About 3,000 volumes have been donated to the Museum Library thus far.

Your financial contributions are greatly appreciated, for they help us to continue the development and growth of the Museum organization.

Help us keep developing by sending your contributions to:

Museum of Biblical & Sacred Writings

PO Box 333, E. Irvine, CA 92650

Thank you and Shalom!

MBSW Board of Directors

Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings Board of Directors

2008 – 2009

1.  Mr. Al Farr – Founder, Time Traveler Seals

2.  Dr. George Giacumakis – Director Emeritus and Professor of History, Cal State University Fullerton, Irvine Campus

3.  Mr. Jim Griffith – President Wordsmith Publishing, Editor, Sacred History Magazine

4.  Mr. Ken Kemp – Co-director, History on the Move Study Tours

5.  Pastor Scott Moffatt – Professor of History, Fullerton College

6. Dr. Stuart Orr – President & CEO, Connect 2 Need Non – Profit Software Company

7. Dr. Rick Pullen – Dean of College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton

8. Mr. Paul Rood – Professor of History, Biola University

9. Dr. William P. Welty – Director, ISV Foundation

10. Mr. Michael A. Miniaci – Supervising Park Ranger: Harbors, Beaches & Parks, County of Orange, California

MBSW Advisory Board Members

The Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings Advisory Board

2008 – 2009

1.  Mr. Hershel Shanks – Founder & President, Biblical Archaeology Society

2.  Norma Kershaw – Renowned Archaeologist

3.  Dr. William Schniedewind – Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, UCLA

4.  Mr. Wayne Herbst

5.  Ms. Pam Pedego

6. Dr. James Jeffers, California State University Dominguez Hills

Museum – Possible Location

The City of Irvine, the Great Park Conservancy, the Great Park Corporation, Lennar Corporation, & LNR Properties are planning and developing a large Orange County Great Park and Learning Village on what was the former El Toro Marine Base. This Great Park is being planned to have museums, a variety of outdoor meeting areas, canyons, parkland, water bodies, etc. The Learning Village is being developed by the Lennar Corporation, next to the Great Park, with various educational institutions, museums and a town center. This Learning Village is the potential future home of the Museum.

The Museum Building- as designed by Architect Bruce Spielbuehler

OC Register publishes update on the Great Park

The OC Register published an article this month outlining revised plans for the park in our new economy.  SEE ARTICLE.

Great Park Arial View