"Indigenous Museums and the Move Toward Decolonization," Lecture at UMaine, January 29

26 Jan 2015 11:15 AM | Anonymous
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been canceled due to weather and flight delays

Indigenous Museums and the Move Toward Decolonization: Successes and Ongoing Challenges

Thursday, January 29th, 4PM

115 DP Corbett Hall
University of Maine, Orono
FREE and open to the public!

Amy Lonetree, PhD
Associate Professor of History
University of California, Santa Cruz

The relationship between Indigenous communities and mainstream museums has changed significantly in recent decades as a result of Indigenous activism and new museum theory and practice. These changes include the sharing of curatorial authority, collaborative partnerships, and efforts to decolonize museums.~ Dr. LonetreeĆ­s research examines the current state of contemporary exhibition practices at both national and tribal museums.~ Central to my analysis is exploring how museums can serve as sites of decolonization through honoring Indigenous knowledge and worldview, and discussing the hard truths of colonization in exhibitions in an effort to promote healing and understanding.

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