Thursday, January 28, 2016

Native American Museum Studies Institute: A Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals

June 21-24, 2016 at University of California, Berkeley

The goal for this four day workshop is to develop the capacity of tribal community members to conserve and revitalize tribal cultural heritage, foster tribal representations and partnerships as well as 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.

Space is limited. Please submit your applications before March 1, 2016. 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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