Free Student Museum Methods Workshop at AAA/CASCA, Vancouver

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia | 20 November 2019, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sponsored by the Council for Museum Anthropology with generous funding from the AAA Section Mentoring Grant Program

The Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA) invites current and recently graduated students (undergraduate, masters, and PhD) to apply to a Museum Methods workshop to be held on Wednesday, November 20th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, as part of the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Students will be mentored on collaborative curating, exhibition techniques, and anthropological materials research by senior scholars and curators in small group sessions. Mentors include Jennifer Kramer (University of British Columbia), Susan Rowley (University of British Columbia), Jennifer Shannon (University of Colorado, Boulder), Joshua Bell (Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History), Diana Marsh (National Anthropological Archives), Morgan Guerin (Musqueam) and Debra Sparrow (Musqueam). The workshop will also involve an informal networking session during lunch (which will be provided). Transportation from the conference hotel to the Museum of Anthropology and back will be provided. Students need not have prior experience with museums, working with resource communities, or materials research.

To apply, current student and recent graduate (2018-2019) members of AAA/CASCA, please submit an application with your contact information (email, phone), biographical details (Name, School, Department, Degree, Specialization), and a brief paragraph on why you are interested in this workshop and what you hope to learn from it (<250 words). Note that you do not need o be a member of CMA to apply. Applications should be sent to by 30 September 2019. Decisions will be communicated by 10 October 2019, and applicants should confirm their attendance within a week of notification.