Tribal Museums & Cultural Centers

National Native Museum Training Program

The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers has received a federal grant to expand its National Native Museum Training Program. The grant was one of seven awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of its 21st Century Museum Professionals program. NATHPO created the Native Museum Training Program to benefit tribal museums and the people they serve. The program is an outgrowth and response to the IMLS-funded study, Tribal Museums in America. Tribal museums have the mission of preserving, perpetuating and revitalizing the cultural and historic heritage of Native peoples. The National Native Museum Training Program provides a variety of opportunities for established tribal museum directors and current and future tribal museum personnel. Northern States Conservation Center is aiding this initiative by providing three online courses in 2010, three more in 2011 and more in 2012.
 

NATHPO's History of Working With Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers

2008 Tribal Museum Leadership Institute Brochure 2

2008 Tribal Museum Leadership Institute Application 1

2007 NATHPO Announces NEA grant 1

2006 NATHPO Announces IMLS grant 2

2006 National Meeting of Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers Meeting Packet

2006 National Meeting of Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers Meeting Agenda

Tribal Museum News Archives

 

Links

Institue of Museum and Library Sciences

The Smithsonian Institution

  • The National Anthropological Archives collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of the discipline. Its collections represent the four fields of anthropology – ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology – and include manuscripts, fieldnotes, correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars.
  • National Museum of the American Indian
    The National Museum of the American Indian, established by Congress in 1989, is dedicated to the preservation, exhibition and study of the life and culture of Native Americans. It is one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, an independent trust of the United States. The website offers information about exhibits, events, educational programs, repatriation and has extensive links to other resources related to Native Americans.
  • National Museum of the Natural History
    Information on repatriation at this museum.

Resources

"Tribal Museums in America" (2003)


 

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