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Native American Museum Studies Institute

JUNE 13-16, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

A Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals

Sponsored By:

Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Supported with generous funding from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

 

Applications due by March 15, 2017, after which applications will be considered only if space is available.

Enrollment in the NAMSI 2017 is now full. Please check back with us in the spring of 2018.

 

Goal: to develop the capacity of tribal community members to 

• Conserve and revitalize tribal cultural heritage 
• Foster tribal representations and partnerships 
• Educate tribal and non-tribal communities through museum development and exhibits 

 

Workshop topics will include: 

• Collections Management and Cataloging 
• Conservation/Collections Care 
• Curation and Exhibit Design 
• Digitizing Collections 
• Managing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Using an Open Source Platform (Mukurtu)   
• Educational Programming  
• Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 
• Museum Development, Management and Fundraising 
• Tribal Partnerships and Collaborations with Counties, States, and Agencies 

 

Eligibility 

• Priority will be given to those already working or volunteering with a tribe’s collection in a museum or in another tribal cultural preservation project 
• Those planning a museum or other cultural preservation project may also apply and may be accepted depending upon availability 

Expense

 

• The training is tuition free to the participants

• A non-refundable $50 fee covers lunch and materials.

• Participants will be responsible for their other meals, lodging, and travel expenses, Participants will also be responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements, but since space is limited, please do not make any non-refundable reservations until you are notified that you are accepted into the program. The Hotel Durant http://hoteldurantberkeley.com/ is the closest hotel to the workshop site (one block). The Bancroft Hotel is also nearby (two blocks) and slightly less expensive but with smaller rooms http://bancrofthotel.com/ .  A more economical option is the YMCA http://ymca-cba.org/locations/downtown-berkeley-hotel A longer walk—about 30 minutes, but it is on a bus route that comes within one block of the Institute. Other options are listed here:http://calparents.berkeley.edu/guide/visiting/stay.html . Many reasonably priced restaurants are within a short walk of campus.

• Partial travel stipends may be available in case of financial need.

 

Read Berkeley News article about the 2012 institute here.

For more information call Christine Trost at 510-643-7237 or email namsiucb AT gmail DOT com.

Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issue
The Myers Center is part of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues 
2420 Bowditch Street #5670
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
TEL: 510.643.7237
FAX: 510.642.8674
crnai@berkeley.edu
 
 

 

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