CMA Reception and Program at the 2016 AAA Meeting

Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA) Members, Welcome to the Twin Cities!

CMA is looking forward to this year’s annual meeting, taking place November 16–20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All members are invited to our general Business Meeting on Friday, November 18th at 12:15 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

After the CMA Board meeting, we invite you to a reception at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!
Where: Wells Fargo Room, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South.
When: Friday, November 18 from 7:45 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Come enjoy drinks and light fare, meet fellow CMA members and Mia’s African and Native American Affinity members.
View extraordinary works of art Mia, and visit with Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Curator of African Art, and Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator of Native American Art in our African and Native American Galleries.

About the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA):
The MIA inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, Mia links the past to the present and enables global conversations.

2016 CMA Sessions:
We are anticipating a fantastic AAA meeting this November with intriguing panels sponsored by the Council of Museum Anthropology.

Thursday, November 17 from 1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
COPAR AND THE RE-USE OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (3-0865)
Organizers:
Diana Marsh
American Philosophical Society
Ricardo Punzalan
University of Maryland, College Park
Chair:
Candace Greene
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Discussants:
Robert Leopold
Smithsonian Institution
Maureen Matthews
Oxford University, United Kingdom 
Presentations:
CoPAR on the Cusp of the Digital Era
Sydel Silverman
City University of New York, Graduate Center
Doing Anthropology in a Digital Age: Questions to Ask Across the Qualitative Research Lifecycle
Celia Emmelhainz
University of California, Berkeley
Excavating Archives: How the Re-Using of Archival Data Benefits a New Generation in a Technological Age
Brittany Mistretta
American Anthropological Association
Making a Case for Data Re-Use: Lessons from the CoPAR Workshop
Ricardo Punzalan
University of Maryland, College Park
Documenting the Impacts of Digital Knowledge Sharing in Indigenous Communities
Diana E. Marsh
American Philosophical Society

Thursday, November 17 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
EVIDENCE AND DISCOVERY IN (RE)THEORIZING NATIVE AMERICAN ART AND MATERIAL CULTURE (3-1255)
Organizers:
Jill Ahlberg Yohe
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Adriana Greci Green
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Chairs:
Adriana Greci Green
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Jill Ahlberg Yohe
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Discussants:
Candace Greene
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Lea McChesney
University of New Mexico, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology 
Presentations:
Listening to the Object’s Testimony: Experiments in Restorative Methodology
Lise Puyo
University of Pennsylvania
A Complete Fantasy: Insights from a Late Nineteenth-Century Ethnographic Collection from Northern California
Christina Hodge
Stanford University
Contemporary Discoveries: Exploring Relationships Between Museum Collections and Contemporary Indigenous Arts
John Lukavic
Denver Art Museum
Rematriation: Discovery and Evidence in Reclaiming Women’s Agency and Voice in Native American Arts
Lea McChesney
University of New Mexico, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology 
Unanonymous Native Women Artists
Jill Ahlberg Yohe
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Using Collections to Deepen Understanding of Women’s Roles in Fur Trade Relationships
Adriana Greci Green
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

Friday, November 18 from 8:00 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.
RAW HISTORIES: HONORING THE WORK OF ELIZABETH EDWARDS (4-0085)
Organizers:
Joshua Bell
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
David Odo
Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University
Chairs:
Karen Strassler
City University of New York
Presenters:
Francoise Poos
Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Gwyneira Isaac
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Annebella Pollen
University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Friday, November 18 from 1:45 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
WHAT KINDS OF EVIDENCE DO MUSEUM COLLECTIONS COUNT FOR? (4-0950)
Organizer:
Lindy Allen
Museum Victoria, Australia
Chair:
Louise Hamby
Australian National University, Australia
Discussant:
Sabra Thorner
New York University
Presentations:
Beads, Barks, and Benefits: A Preliminary Review of Indigenous Collection Research
Gretchen Stolte
Australian National University, Australia
Asserting Authority: How an Ethnographic Museum Collection Enables Source Communities in Baguia, Timor-Leste to Reinforce and Reinstate Cultural Authority
Joanna Barrkman
Charles Darwin University, Australia
Digital Identity, Indigenous Collections and Young Aboriginal People: Reconnecting with Culture through a Digital Storytelling Framework
Fran Edmonds
University of Melbourne, Australia
Makarrata: CAN Museum Collections Become Evidence for Reconciliation?
Louise Hamby
Australian National University, Australia
Negotiating Meaning and Significance in the Preservation and Interpretation of Museum Collections – Recovering the Gupapuyngu Legacy!
Lindy Allen
Museum Victoria, Australia
The Discovery of Social Systems and Knowledge Evidence As Collected By Museum Anthropologists:  a Case History of the Tewa Collections at the American Museum of Natural History
Bruce Bernstein
Pueblo of Pojoaque and Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts

Around Minneapolis:
The Twin Cities is full of great museums to visit including:

See you soon!

Jill Ahlberg Yohe is Assistant Curator of Native American Art in the department of Africa and the Americas (AAA) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Jill oversees the museum’s collection of Native American art. She arrived at Mia in 2014, having previously served as assistant curator and Mellon Fellow of Native American Art at the St. Louis Art Museum. 

First published in Anthropology News on 10/14/2016.