Monday, August 20, 2012

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

• 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

• 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.

• 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 or obtained via fax or mail by calling 510-643-7238. You may also click here to download a copy of the application.

-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
C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis
UC California Studies Consortium
University of California Humanities Research Institute

For more information, call Deborah Lustig at 510-643-7238 or email

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