Preliminary program is now available!

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Post-Conference Trip — SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE

On Sunday, September 21st, the Council for Museum Anthropology is offering a one-day post-conference trip. The day will begin of a tour of the ancestral San Ildefonso mesa-top village of Tsankawi. The hike is about 2 1/2 miles with a moderate climb. Following our walk, we will travel to the Tewa village of San Ildefonso for lunch and a pottery demonstration at the home of a celebrated potter. On the way back to Santa Fe, our tour will take us through the village of Chimayo for a self-guided visit to the world famous El Santuario de Chimayo, and the day will end with a dinner at the equally famous Rancho de Chimayo. 

 The cost of the one-day trip will be $70.00. Transportation and the cost of lunch is included in this cost. To register for this program, please fill email cmaconference2019@gmail.comand we will send you more information.Registration will be capped at 25 people. 

Pre-Conference Workshop 

The Council for Museum Anthropology is pleased to announce that we will beoffering a pre-“Museums Different” conference workshop on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 addressing the philosophical and practical realities of collaboration between museums and communities. The Guidelines for Collaboration, a document drafted by the National Museum of the American Indian and the School for Advanced Research to aid museums in initiating and navigating collaborative projects with Native peoples, will be used as a reference for the day’s discussion.

Designed as a practicum, the workshop is intended to broaden knowledge of the Guidelines while also testing their utility with curators and museum anthropologists. The workshop will demonstrate the ways in which all phases of museum work, including conservation and collections management, are responsible for the initiation and sustaining of collaborative work. 

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The Mountain-Plains Museums Association/The New Mexico Association of Museums Conference will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Stepmeber 22-25, 2019.