Lighting a Pathway: Community + Museum Guidelines for Collaboration
Moderator: Jim Enote, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center; Panelists: Kelly McHugh, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; Ellen Pearlstein, University of California, Los Angeles; Landis Smith, Projects Conservator, Museums of New Mexico
IARC Speaker Series, Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 pm, Admission is free.
Museums and Native American communities are increasingly engaging in collaborative work, both at the museum and in community-based initiatives. From arts revitalization to the documentation of collections, museum staff and community members are sharing expertise and perspectives, and creating a new movement in the field of museology. In response to a growing interest in this work, an online resource for collaborative work has been developed over a three-year period of critical discourse among museum professionals, cultural leaders, artists, and scholars. This discussion explores the guidelines’ development process, plans for expanding the online resource, and its collective impact.