CMA Receptions & AAA Events

Every year at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, the Council for Museum Anthropology hosts a reception for members and invited guests. In recent years, these receptions have been held at museums in the host city; some museums have also offered special behind-the-scenes tours of collections for CMA members. This year there are a number of relevant events in Washington.

Annual CMA Reception:

This year’s reception was by hosted by the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Smithsonian Anthropology Collections

We also offered our members a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology and National Anthropological Archives collections at the museum’s off-site storage site.

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Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) 10-year Anniversary Event

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Putting Theory & Things Together: Research with Museum Collections

We also encouraged our members to attend the 10-year anniversary event for the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology, which has trained so many of our colleagues. The symposium was held in the QRIUS theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

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2016 Meeting

Last year’s CMA Reception was hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of Art

We were also were hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society for a tour of their ethnographic collections!

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2015 Meeting

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Super Indian at the Denver Art Museum, pre-Reception 2015

 

 

Adrian Van Allen Award 2
Adrian Van Allen, Student Travel Award Winner 2015

 

Pre-2015 Meetings

Honoring outgoing CMA President Alex Barker at the 2012 CMA Reception.
Honoring outgoing CMA President Alex Barker at the 2012 CMA Reception.

CMA Reception 2013
Loyola University Museum of Art, Berkeley, Chicago, Illinois

CMA Museum Tour 2012
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, California

CMA members viewing Chinese embroidered robes and skirts at the Hearst Museum’s off-site storage facility. Photo by Louise Hamby.
CMA members viewing Chinese embroidered robes and skirts at the Hearst Museum’s off-site storage facility. Photo by Louise Hamby.
CMA members at the Hearst Museum’s off-site storage facility. Back row, left to right: Jonathon Goodrich, Rachel Wright, Rachel Roy, Diana Marsh, Laurel Kendall, Alex de Voogt, Catherine Nichols, Trish Capone. Front row, left to right: Karen Quail, Megan Clagett, Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Jen Shannon, Jacklyn Lacey, Jennifer Kramer, Louise Hamby, Ira Jacknis, Trudy Nicks. Photo by Louise Hamby.
CMA members at the Hearst Museum’s off-site storage facility. Back row, left to right: Jonathon Goodrich, Rachel Wright, Rachel Roy, Diana Marsh, Laurel Kendall, Alex de Voogt, Catherine Nichols, Trish Capone. Front row, left to right: Karen Quail, Megan Clagett, Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Jen Shannon, Jacklyn Lacey, Jennifer Kramer, Louise Hamby, Ira Jacknis, Trudy Nicks. Photo by Louise Hamby.

CMA Museum Tour and Reception 2011
McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec

Behind the scenes tour of the McCord Museum collections.
Behind the scenes tour of the McCord Museum collections.
Morgan Perkins, Gwyn Isaac, and Howard Morphy at the McCord Museum reception. Photo by Marge Bruchac.
Morgan Perkins, Gwyn Isaac, and Howard Morphy at the McCord Museum reception. Photo by Marge Bruchac.

CMA Museum Tour and Reception 2010
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Jim Enote, and Alex Barker at the CMA reception, New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Jim Enote, and Alex Barker at the CMA reception, New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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