Decolonizing Protocols and Practices in Museum Settings

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
228 America's Center
Description
Ho-Chunk academic and museum practitioner Amy Lonetree defined decolonization as (the) privileging (of) Indigenous voice and perspective, through challenging stereotypical representations of Native people that were produced in the past, and by serving as educational forums for our own communities and the general public." Many museums focus decolonization efforts on exhibits and programs and rarely consider other areas of museum operations such as collections management, development, governance, planning, and advocacy. Participants working in these areas offer practical examples of decolonizing practices developed in their institutions."
Learner Outcome
  1. Add decolonization" to your vocabulary, and consider new perspectives when working with tribal communities and Native content."
  2. Leave with three to five new examples of decolonizing practice that will inspire similar protocols for your museum.
  3. Engage more deeply with decolonization practices, and become part of a community of practice.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
President & CEO
Organization: 
Abbe Museum
Bio
Working in museums for more than 20 years, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has been a museum director since 2001. Prior to joining the Abbe Museum as President & CEO in 2009, Cinnamon was the director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum where she led the organization to the National Medal for Museum Service in 2008. She is currently a board member of Maine Humanities Council and the American Alliance of Museums.
Presenter: 
Heather Anderson
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Advancement
Organization: 
Abbe Museum
Bio
Heather Anderson provides leadership and management of the direction, planning, and implementation of fundraising, marketing, communications, events, and membership at the Abbe Museum. She is a seasoned professional with sixteen years of experience in media and public relations, brand awareness, social media, content marketing, higher education publishing, customer engagement, and community building strategies.
Presenter: 
Jaclyn Roessel
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Education and Public Programs Director
Presenter: 
Kelly Hyberger
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Collections
Organization: 
San Diego Museum of Man
Bio
Ms. Kelly Hyberger is Director of Collections at the San Diego Museum of Man. She brings over eight years of experience managing large collections-based projects. During her tenure at SDMoM, she has implemented the first comprehensive inventory of the collection since 1976. She sets departmental priorities, including a renewed focus on NAGPRA compliance and decolonization efforts, and serves on the Museum's Decolonization Working Group.
Presenter: 
Lael Hoff
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Collections Manager of NAGPRA
Organization: 
San Diego Museum of Man
Bio
Lael Mae Hoff is Kumeyaay with cultural ties to the Old Town San Diego Mission, and is a descendent of Iipaay Nation of Santa Ysabel and Mesa Grande Indian Reservations. As collections manager at SDMoM she works with Native communities to identify NAGPRA-eligible objects. She previously worked as a paralegal specializing in Federal Indian Law and as a Native American Monitor doing anthropological and archaeological field and lab work.