Museum Luncheon with Tribal Delegation before ICOM 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Founders Room, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Kwel Hoy’: We Draw the Line is a cross-country tour, museum exhibition and series of public programs uplifting Indigenous leadership in efforts to protect water, land, and our collective future, developed by members of the Lummi Nation and The Natural History Museum, a pop-up museum led by artists, scientists and scholars.

Please join The Natural History Museum in celebrating the debut of the exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) and the opening of The Anthropocene: Museums in the Age of Humanity, a conference at the museum organized by the International Council of Museums.

This luncheon will bring a delegation of tribal leaders involved in the exhibition together with museum staff in town for the conference, and students and faculty from the University of Pittsburgh Museum Studies Program. 

Given the themes of both the conference and exhibition, we will host a discussion and strategy session exploring the role of natural history museums in the Anthropocene, and forms of museum practice that can respond to the epoch we find ourselves in. Topics of discussion include: the voice of objects, how history might be reinterpreted according to new coordinates with Native People involved in shaping those narratives, and how museums can uplift contemporary Indigenous leadership and environmental concerns.

Please RSVP for the luncheon at this link. Note that there is limited capacity: your spot is not guaranteed until you get a confirmation email from The Natural History Museum.