Thursday, February 05, 2015

Professional Development Oppurtunity: 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

Tuesday, June 9 - Friday, June12, 2015
to be held at University of California, Berkeley

Sponsored by:
-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

Supported with generous funding from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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.
·      A $50 non-refundable fee will be used to provide lunch and materials.
·      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 March 2, 2015.
·      Space is limited
·      Application form and complete application instructions can be downloaded from our website at or obtained via fax or mail by calling 510-643-7237.

For more information, call Christine Trost at 510-643-7237 or email 

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