Symposium: Indigenous Peoples and Museums, Unraveling the Tensions
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Museum Studies Program and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art invite your participation in an Inter-Congress of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC) on the topic Indigenous Peoples and Museums: Unraveling the Tensions. The Inter-Congress will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, in conjunction with the Eiteljorg's Indian Market and Festival (25-26 June 2011).
The organizers invite proposals for sessions, workshops, demonstrations, poster papers, and contributed papers on topics related to the relationships between museums and Indigenous peoples. All proposals will be evaluated for their relevance to the theme by the Inter-Congress Academic Committee, which is chaired by Julie Hollowell.
The wide range of possible topics including:
* Issues of representation
* Museums operated by Indigenous peoples
* Indigenous voice and Indigenous advisory boards
* Treatment of sacred and other items
* Conservation concerns, from dangerous chemicals in older objects to allowing for Indigenous views of conservation itself.
* Repatriation of museum collections
* Connecting Indigenous pasts and presents in museums
* Proper treatment of Indigenous cultural and historical memory
* Contested pasts
* Museums and sites of conscience
* Intellectual and spiritual concerns about Indigenous arts
* Museum training for Indigenous people
* New media/new technologies
The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum’s attitude to seized artefacts, The Guardian
Give back the Gweagal shield, Critical Legal Thinking
Contested Heritage / Museology /