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Growing Protocols: Documenting the Collaborative Process within the Heritage Seeds for Sustainable Lifeways Project

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presentation by Elspeth Geiger, PhD candidate, Anthropology

Friday, September 29 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, UM Museum of Art auditorium

 

Growing Protocols: Documenting the Collaborative Process within the Heritage Seeds for Sustainable Lifeways Project

Collaboration between museums and Native American communities has overwhelmingly centered on either museum exhibitions or legally-mandated processes such as those based on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The Heritage Seeds for Sustainable Lifeways project departs from these types of collaborative efforts by focusing on creating protocols and relationships surrounding University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA) plant collections. The project works to bring a broad range of individuals from university settings and Tribal communities into conversation over their shared interest in the collections.

This presentation will explore my experience with the Heritage Seeds Project through my practicum at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. As a result of my documentation of the information sharing and planning sessions, we can examine the processes behind the creation of collaborative frameworks. This experience provided me great insight on the kinds of reciprocal relationships that surround museum collections.

 

This presentation is co-sponsored by the UM Museum of Anthropological Archaeology.

 

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Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

UMMSP
Phone:
734-936-6678
Email:
ummsp@umich.edu
Website:
http://ummsp.rackham.umich.edu

Venue

U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium
525 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Phone:
734-764-0395
Website:
http://umma.umich.edu