“Museums Different,” Second Biennial Conference of the
Council for Museum Anthropology
Santa Fe, New Mexico | September 19 – September 21, 2019
The Council for Museum Anthropology’s second biennial conference will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 21, 2019. Using the unique position of Santa Fe -- the “City Different” -- as a starting point for thinking broadly about both local and global approaches to museum anthropology, the conference theme is “Museums Different.” We will build off the theme and conversations from our first conference, “Museum Anthropology Futures,” held in May 2017 at Concordia University in Montreal.
The conference is based on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, home to both the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. The conference includes sessions and activities at the Institute of American Indian Arts as well as an evening reception at the School for Advanced Research.
The Council for Museum Anthropology is pleased to announce that additional funding is now available for travel and/or registration for students, Native attendees, and Native participants.
To be eligible, applicants must be Native artists, museum professionals, THPOs, or working in another capacity in which attendance at the conference will enhance either their personal, artistic, or professional development. Applications may also be non-Native tribal museum staff working for tribal museums or non-Native students. Applicants must be living and/or working in the following states or provinces: Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or Washington. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 9, 2019.
Please note that scholarships will likely not cover the full cost of attending the conference. Applicants are expected to make a contribution to their own expenses. For example, meals not included in the conference program must be paid for outside of the scholarship funds.