Harvey W. Branigar, Jr. Native Intern
|Kendall Tallmadge, Native Intern|
Kendall Tallmadge is the 2009 Harvey W. Branigar, Jr. Native Intern at the Indian Arts Research Center. A recent graduate of Beloit College with a B.A. in Anthropology and minor in Museum Studies, Kendall plans on becoming a resource to Native communities in regards to research, heritage preservation, and educational outreach. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Kendall writes:
“My current goal [is to] restart my family’s museum…One of the eventual goals of the Winnebago Indian Museum is to provide a venue where Native American artists can showcase their work and make connections to both the local Native and non-Native communities.”
Just beginning her career, she has already served as a museum consultant for the Ho-Chunk Nation, museum assistant at the Logan Museum, repatriation office intern at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, and student curator at the Wright Museum of Art. In 2007, Kendall also received the John W. Bennett ‘37 Prize in Anthropology for organizing Native American Awareness month at Beloit College.
During her time at IARC, Kendall will be dividing her time between collections, registration, education, and academic projects. She will participate in SAR’s colloquium series and work on staff projects, as well as attend a professional conference during her tenure from September 1, 2009 through April 30, 2010.
The Indian Arts Research Center is pleased to have Kendall Tallmadge as the 2009 Harvey W. Branigar, Jr. Native Intern.
|Online Exhibit: Indians 4 Sale: Using Culture as a CommodityCurated by Kendall TallmadgeThe purpose of this exhibit is to introduce you to two different regions of Native America and provide an overview of the ways in which various tribes capitalized on or were affected by tourist presence.|
Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust and BF Foundation