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This workshop is available to those seeking opportunities for professional development outside of a graduate program. Ideal participants are currently, or plan to become caretakers of American Indian cultural materials, either in cultural centers or museums. Transportation, accommodation, and per diem will be included with the workshop, and materials will be available on-site. These workshops are intended to teach practical skills, impart confidence in decision-making, and help build professional and community networks. Our two instructors will demonstrate collections care and conservation skills such as:

condition reporting

building custom storage boxes

removing/adding accession numbers

pest management

mold remediation

cleaning collections items…and more!

The specific topics of the workshop will be tailored to the selected participants, focusing on addressing the needs and interests of the participants’ own collections. Note: An additional background check will be conducted by the host institution for those accepted.

We welcome applications for our Spring 2023 in-person workshop on Preservation of Indigenous Cultural Collections, generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop will be hosted at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, April 17-19 2023, with travel the day prior. Participation includes flights and/or mileage, four nights at a locally owned hotel, plus a per diem for meals. Workshop materials will be available on-site. See the link below for more information, and to apply. Deadline for applications is February 10, 2023.


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