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Seeding Authority: Continuing the Conversation on Decolonizing Museums

Seeding Authority: Continuing the Conversation on Decolonizing Museums
Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00–8:00 pm
Atherton Hālau

Join us for an engaging conversation with Amy Lonetree and Ben Garcia as they consider the many ways in which museums are responding to national and global calls to decolonize. What factors are encouraging museums to move from ceding authority to seeding authority? This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program and the Public Humanities/Native Hawaiian Program of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Bishop Museum, and the Hawaiʻi Museums Association.

Speakers:

Dr. Amy Lonetree is an enrolled citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation and is an associate professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her scholarly work focuses on the representation of Native American history and memory in national and tribal museums. Her publications include  Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (2012); a co-edited book with Amanda J. Cobb, The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations (2008); and a co-authored volume, People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 18791942 (2011). She is currently working on a visual history of the Ho-Chunk Nation from 1879–1960.

Ben Garcia is deputy director of the Ohio History Connection. He has worked for seventeen years in various roles as an arts educator, museum educator, exhibit developer, and administrator, including most recently as the deputy director of the San Diego Museum of Man. His museum experience also includes working at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Skirball Cultural Center, and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He has presented internationally and published on the museum’s role in learning, public value, and social change. In 2010, Garcia was named Pacific Region Museum Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.

Moderator:
Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu is an assistant specialist of Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian Programs in the American Studies Department, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. A Native Hawaiian writer, artist, filmmaker, and scholar with twenty years of program and exhibition experience, she remains active in the Native Hawaiian visual arts community as an educator, artist, curator, and arts organizer.
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Date

Nov 07 2019

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost

Free with advanced registration.

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Atherton Hālau

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Atherton Hālau
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
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OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817