Curatorial Workshop: Reinstallation of Permanent Galleries of Native American and/or American Art – Working with Artists and Communities
Dates: January 25-27, 2024 at the Burke Museum (University of Washington, Seattle)
Are you planning a reinstallation or new installation of Native American or American art galleries and want to learn more about working with Native artists and communities for the best outcomes for your exhibition?
Apply for a gathering of experienced and emerging curators for a 3-day workshop at the Burke Museum (University of Washington, Seattle) to discuss your challenges, hear about the experiences of other curators, and brainstorm together on best practices in our field. The Curatorial Workshop will provide a forum for curators of Native American and First Nations art collections to discuss issues of ethical exhibition practices, protocols of care, access, and collaboration. This will be a seminar-style workshop for participants to bring their understanding of Indigenous artistic and cultural heritage for professional development and continued curatorial training.
A team of experienced curators of Indigenous art (including Native and non-Native participants) will host teams of two people from four museums who are working towards new installations of their Native American art collections. We encourage curators or exhibit team members who are new to working with Native artists and communities and are looking for input and guidance in these arenas. Our workshop will also host Indigenous community members who have experience collaborating with museums for the best outcomes of installations of their cultural heritage. In sum, we expect that the combined experience and questions from this dynamic group of participants will inform everyone involved as well as expand the professional networks for all of us.
Funding/support: The Bill Holm Center will cover transportation, lodging, and per diem costs for one workshop participant from each institution. We urge the participants' home institution to cover transportation, lodging, and per diem expenses for the second and any additional participants. If that is not an option, please include reasoning in the budget justification section of the application. The Bill Holm Center will reimburse per diem costs for any meals not provided for all workshop participants.