Exhibiting Cultures: A Pacific Rim Dialogue

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

Fowler at Fifty: Conversations on the Contemporary

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Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 825-4361



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As part of the Fowler at Fifty anniversary year, the Museum presents the second of three panel discussions that address special topics in museum practices.

This conversation will examine procedures for developing American Indian, First Nations and Māori perspectives when exhibiting items produced by these cultures. More specifically the panel discusses how indigenous peoples have been involved in shaping the ways that their cultural resources are presented and represented in museum settings.

How can museums represent the rich ancestral heritages that have produced treasured items in ways that maintain their spirit and integrity while on exhibition, often in alien settings in distant places to which they have been carried via complex histories?

The panel discussants bring their experience from communities that have exhibited such works through their own museum initiatives or through a process of working closely with national or international institutions to ensure respectful presentations.

Moderated by Fowler Museum Senior Curator Roy W. Hamilton, the dialogue with Nika Collison, Curator, Haida Gwaii Museum; Rhonda Paku, Senior Curator (Mātauranga Māori), Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Jim Enote, Executive Director, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, and Tharron Bloomfield, Mellon Fellow, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program will address these pressing museums issues.

Come early for open galleries and a light reception from 5:30–6:30 pm prior to this lecture.

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