2015 ATALM NANH Meeting: Presentations from the Seldovia Museum, the Pechanga Cultural Resource Center, the Yurok Tribe, and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Indian Museum


This panel consists of speakers discussing their Native American/Native Hawai'ian (NANH) Musueum Services Program funded projects. The first speaker, Jan Yaeger, curator at the Seldovia Museum in Southeast Alaska, discusses a project consisting of organizing a workshop for training staff working at small museums in Alaska on how to make museum mounts. Myra Masiel-Zamora and Charlotte Dominguez, both from the Pechanga Cultural Resource Center, discuss a project to create a virtual museum, including the steps and goals of the project, as well as the challenges they encountered throughout the process. Rosie Clayborn, Cultural Resource Manager of the Collections and Repatriation Program at the Yurok Tribe, discusses a project to open a Visitors Center with a focus on identity and language revitalization. Finally, Rebecca Fell, Curator of Exhibits at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Indian Museum at the Seminole Tribe of Florida, discusses the steps, goals and challenges of a project to create an exhibition based on wayside signs to tell the Seminole history. This meeting was part of the pre-conference activities for the 2015 ATALM annual conference in Washington, DC on September 9, 2015.