National Native Museum Training Program

2010 Exhibits Workshop

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Location:  The Navajo Nation Museum located in Window Rock, Arizona
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Workshop Faculty:  Manuelito Wheeler was born and raised on the Navajo Nation and is currently the Director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ.  He is Tsi' naajini (Black Streaked people), born for Yeii Tachiinii (Red Running into Water People).  Since 2008 he has served as the tribe's museum director.  In collaborataion with the other museum staff, they have completed more than eight exhibits - all produced in-house.  He has over 12 years of exhibit development experience that includes concept, design, construction, and installation.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Wheeler spent more than 10 years working at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and rose through the ranks from carpenter's assistant to creative director.  While at the Heard Museum, he installed more than 75 exhibits, including traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution and the Autry Museum.

Karl Hoerig

Karl Hoerig has served as the director of the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s museum (Nohwike’ Bagowa, the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center and Museum) since 2001, during which time he has led the completion of major long-term exhibit design and installation projects in addition to temporary exhibits and educational programs, as well as exhibits in the Fort Apache Historic District.  Prior to this position, he served in varying capacities at other museums for more than ten years.

Workshop Description:  This week-long workshop is four and one-half days of learning through presentations, dialogue, hands-on experience, and on-site visits to museums in the area.  Tribal museum and cultural center directors and staff will learn about and share information that address the basics of exhibit development.  Each day will include interactive activities, lessons from case studies and model museums, and opportunities for participants to learn from one another.
Detailed Workshop Agenda:  click here to view
Dates of Workshop: November 8-12, 2010 (Monday morning through Friday noon)

Application Deadline: November 1, 2010

Registration Fee:$125 (covers 3 lunches, 3 dinners and all course materials; any other meals will be on your own). A limited number of tribal scholarships are available to help defray workshop costs.  See link at top of page for more information.

Hotel: Quality Inn Window Rock, Arizona

"NATHPO" special group rate:
One person:  $62.04/night plus 12% tax for a total of $69.49/night
Two persons:  $74.79 plus 12% tax for a total of $83.77/night
Note:  There is a different lodging process for Getty Scholarship Recipients.






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