Native American Museum Studies Institute

ISSI’s Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues announces:

Native American Museum Studies Institute:
A Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals

January 8-11, 2013

To Be Held At University of California, Berkeley

Goal: to develop the capacity of tribal community members to
• Conserve and revitalize tribal cultural heritage
• Foster tribal representations and partnerships
• Educate tribal and non-tribal communities through museum development and exhibits

Workshop topics will include:
• Collections Management and Cataloging
• Conservation/Collections Care
• Curation and Exhibit Design
• Educational Programming
• Museum Management
• Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
• Museum Fundraising
• Tribal Partnerships and Collaborations with Counties, States, and Agencies

Eligibility
• Priority will be given to those already working or volunteering with a tribe’s collection in a museum or in another tribal cultural preservation project
• Those planning a museum or other cultural preservation project may also apply and may be accepted depending upon availability

Expense
• The training is tuition free to the participants; lunch is provided
• Participants will be responsible for their other meals, lodging, and travel expenses (see website for more details). Partial travel stipends are available in case of financial need.

Application
• Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012.
• Space is limited
• Application form and complete application instructions can be downloaded from our website at crnai.berkeley.edu or obtained via fax or mail by calling 510-643-7238. You may also click here to download a copy of the application.

Sponsors:
-Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley
-California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
-Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Co-Sponsors:
C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis
UC California Studies Consortium
University of California Humanities Research Institute

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For more information, call Deborah Lustig at 510-643-7238 or email
namsiucb@gmail.com