About eighteen minutes outside of Gallup on the first day of SAR’s recent field trip to Canyon de Chelly, our luxury coach bus glided gracefully to the shoulder of Highway 264 and then proceeded to power down. None of the attempted ministrations could coax it back to life. The diagnosis of a faulty fuse didn’t come until later, but it was clear the vehicle was going nowhere.
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $88,799 from the National Park Service (NPS) for a project that will have the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) collaborating with consultants from the Pueblo of Acoma and Pueblo of Tesuque to identify items in SAR’s Acoma and Tesuque Pueblo collections that are subject to compliance with the North American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The two-year project will result in the return of the identified items to the source communities, and the culturally appropriate housing, handling, documentation, and access for the items that remain at the IARC.
SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center Receives Funding for Projects That Support Indigenous Collections Care. August 3, 2023, Santa Fe, New Mexico—The School for Advanced Research has been awarded two grants by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for initiatives by SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC).
SAR Announces 2023-2024 Native American Artist Fellows: Heidi Brandow, Michael Namingha, and Carly Feddersen.