Facilitated by Dr. Laura Peers

July 22nd, 6PM Eastern

Registration Link: https://nmsu.zoom.us/…/tJ0rcOCopjMsE9xMWjeBIZq8UCOTXzb0…

This session will explore close looking and social visiting with ethnographic material culture as ways of learning from historic items in museum collections. Drawing on both literary analysis and Indigenous concepts of sociality linked with elder-items, this session will encourage you to learn from the layered meanings of material culture through very close visual and sensory examination.

About Dr. Laura Peers: Dr. Peers’ research and curatorial practice explores the meanings of historic cultural items to Indigenous people today and ways that museums can support Indigenous communities. Her work has included international projects linking museums and Indigenous communities, including the Great Box Project with the Haida Nation and the Blackfoot Shirts Project. She is Emeritus Curator, Pitt Rivers Museum, and Emeritus Professor of Museum Anthropology, at the University of Oxford; Adjunct Professor at Trent University; and Isabel Bader Research Fellow at Queen’s University. She is Exhibits Project Manager for the Canadian Canoe Museum, leading on the development of exhibitions for the new building project.

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