Public gets a peek at museum's rarely-seen artifacts

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(KSL News) What's in your basement? That's exactly the question the Utah Museum of Natural History set out to answer today.

With just 1 percent of the museum's 1.2 million object collection on the exhibit floor, the basement may be the most intriguing part of the entire place. For one day only, you can sneak a peek at many rarely-seen artifacts in the collection.

There's no clutter, just rows and rows of prehistoric gems usually kept from the public eye.

Collections Manager Glenna Nielsen said, "These are modern ethnographic pots that are made from our Pueblo people from the southwest. This here is from Santa Clara, and this one here is Zuni."

Curators will open the basement door to the public tomorrow from 9:30 in the morning until 5 tomorrow afternoon.

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