January 27, 2016
Museum Studies Symposium: Native American Cultures and Contemporary Museum Practice
Native American artifacts in museum collections are often at the center of controversy. Who really owns them? Who decides what can be exhibited? And how do museums work with Native American communities and government when artifacts are returned to the original tribes? This year’s Museum Studies Symposium brings together three distinguished scholars from the Smithsonian Institution and other organizations who are experts on the complicated issues surrounding Native American artifacts in today’s museum practice.