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2019 Native American Museum Studies Institute: A Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals

The Native American Museum Studies Institute is hosted annually, for four days in June, by the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues at the University of California at Berkeley.  This intensive training helps to increase the capacity of tribal community members to repatriate, conserve, and revitalize tribal cultural heritage, foster tribal representations and partnerships, and educate tribal and non-tribal communities through museum development exhibits.

Workshop topics include: 

• Collections Management and Cataloging 
• Conservation/Collections Care 
• Curation and Exhibit Design 
• Managing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Using an Open Source Platform (Mukurtu and TK Labels)   
• Educational Programming for Children and Youth
• Repatriation and NAGPRA 
• Museum Development, Management and Fundraising 
• Cultural Sensitivity and the Movement to Decolonize Museums

Participants will also be invited to share a presentation about their work and tribal museum/cultural center.