RFP: CMA 2019 Conference “International Museum Anthropology Different: Perspectives and Recent Developments Beyond the United States” Roundtable

RFP: CMA 2019 Conference “International Museum Anthropology Different: Perspectives and Recent Developments Beyond the United States” Roundtable

We are seeking roundtable participants who would like to discuss their international work as museum anthropologists at the CMA 2019 “Museums Different” Conference (Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 19- 21, 2019). As described in the abstract below, the discussion will focus on the ways that the diversity of work museum anthropologists are doing internationally creates opportunities for dialog and reflection about collaborative and other curatorial practices.

Please contact Bill Wood (woodw@uwm.edu) and Christina Kreps (Christina.Kreps@du.edu) via email and include a brief description of the project/work you would like to discuss. 

See the CMA’s website (https://museumanthropology.org) and blog (https://www.museumanthropologyblog.com) for more information about the conference.


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“International Museum Anthropology Different: Perspectives and Recent Developments Beyond the United States”

This roundtable brings together participants that have been engaged in collaborative work on an international stage drawing attention to the diverse nature of the practices we call museum anthropology. Focusing on such work opens a wider space for dialog on what “museums different” are and can be. The roundtable explores questions concerning what it means to do museum anthropology “at home” and “away” and the variations in concepts like “decolonization” and “indigenization” in national and historical contexts outside the US. Participants also consider the diversity of Indigenous and other curatorial practices from a broad perspective, exploring the impact of global museological diversity on museum anthropology in the US and vice versa.