March 12 presentation

“A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums.”

March 12 at 6:30 pm

UM Museum of Art auditorium

This presentation will explore salvage anthropology, a movement spurred by threats of extinction faced by indigenous societies that brought millions of material culture objects into museums.  As a result, questions have arisen for museums such as what to do with stolen artifacts, stolen knowledge, and thousands of human remains.