2010–2011 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series

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

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce its 2010–2011 Speaker Series. Realizing the need for practical application training in working with tribal collections, the IARC presents Getting Back to Basics: Practice and Process in Native Collections Care as this year’s theme. Each lecture will start at 12:30pm in the SAR Boardroom with lectures and discussions lasting 1.5 hours. Events with workshops will last approximately 2–3 hours. This series is open and free to the public but reservations are required. The IARC Speaker Series is generously supported by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust.

Download a flier of the 2010–2011 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series (PDF, 95 KB).

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.


Nancy Mithlo2009–2010 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker SeriesThe 2009–2010 theme “Intersections: Native Collections, Curation, and Museums” highlighted important topics relevant to current issues and discussions in contemporary Native arts, anthropology of museums, research, and Native collections.

Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust

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