We are honored to announce that the Museum of Man recently received two prestigious grant awards from The Nissan Foundation and the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation!

The Nissan Foundation has awarded the Museum $10,000 to continue our  “Making San Diego Safe for Human Differences” program. This funding supports our free adult workshops of the Race: Are We So Different? exhibit. Through these dynamic workshops, participants learn about the science and history of race in America, talk openly about identity and ethnicity and the ways it impacts our lives, build trust among group members, and develop tools to continue these important conversations. 

Additionally, we received a $10,000 grant from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to fund a refresh of the Ancient Egypt gallery this fall. Our team is taking the opportunity to update this popular exhibit—which will have a revamped narrative, brand-new graphics, and several new cultural resources on display— while it’s currently closed due to the California Tower seismic retrofit. The Ancient Egypt gallery is expected to reopen along with the California Tower in November 2019. 

We’d like to thank both the Nissan Foundation and the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation for continuing to support our mission to inspire human connections by exploring the human experience.