Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals

ISSI’s Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues announces:

Native AmericanMuseum Studies Institute:

A Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals

June 2-6, 2014

To Be Held At University of California, Berkeley

Goal is 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 may be available in case of financial need.

•      Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2014.
•      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.


-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
Center for Digital Archaeology, UC Berkeley

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

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