IARC Speaker Series

“Getting Back to Basics: Practice and Process in Native Collections Care”

Five Presentations

The 2010–2011 IARC speaker series focused on returning to the fundamentals of Indigenous-based museology. Realizing the need for practical application training in working with tribal collections, this year’s series was titled “Getting Back to Basics: Practice and Process in Native Collections Care.” Four of the programs offered expertise in conservation of two-dimensional works, recent developments in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, archival records and document management, and preservation of three-dimensional works. The fifth was a lecture on creating collaborative catalogs by Jim Enote, director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, who has been participating in the IARC’s comprehensive review of Zuni collection items.

To increase the accessibility of the speaker series, each event was recorded and posted online along with an associated reading list, speaker biography, and abstract. We hope that students and educators alike will use this resource as both learning and teaching tools. Please visit “Getting Back to Basics: Practice and Process in Native Collections Care” to hear the lectures and to access materials. The Anne Ray Charitable Trust generously supports the IARC Speaker Series.

October 2010
Dale Kronkright Speaker Series
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12:30–3:30 pm Lecture and Mini-workshop: Conserving Two-Dimensional Native Collections Dale Kronkright, Head of Conservation, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum An expert in conservation, Dale Kronkright will focus on conserving two-dimensional works on a budget.
November 2010
Diane Bird Speaker Series
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 12:30–3:30 pm Lecture and Mini-workshop: Archival Records and Document Management Diane Bird, Archivist, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology Archivist Diane Bird will focus on several topics relating to creating and maintaining archives during this hands-on interactive workshop.
February 2011
NAGPRA Speaker Series
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:30–2:00 pm Panel Discussion: NAGPRA’s Newest Rule—43 CFR 10.11 Bambi Kraus, Director, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation
Peter Pino, Tribal Administrator, Zia Pueblo
Gary Roybal, Native American Liaison, Bandelier National Monument
On March 5, 2010, NAGPRA Final Rule 43 CFR 10.11 – Disposition of Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Human Remains, was passed by Congress.
March 2011
Jim Enote Speaker Series
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 12:30–2:00 pm Lecture: Creating Collaborative Catalogs Jim Enote, Director, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center Thousands of items removed from Zuni Pueblo have found their way into private and public collections, yet very few Zuni people know what they may be, where they are, and what they look like.
April 2011
Bettina Raphael Speaker Series
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:30–3:00 pm Lecture and Mini-workshop: Preserving Three-Dimensional Native Works Bettina Raphael, Conservator in Private Practice An artifact conservator for museums and private collector for the past 30 years, Bettina Raphael will focus on the importance of preventive care of three-dimensional objects and low-cost storage solutions.
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