Webinar: Decolonizing Collections and Prioritizing Community Partnerships

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Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 16:00

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) presents "Decolonizing Collections and Prioritizing Community Partnerships," the second webinar in the Social Justice and Conservation series. Join on December 7, 2020 at 4:00-5:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss transforming the way we view and interact with collections and people, de-centering white colonizer perspectives, and addressing the traumatic histories that have led to our existing systems.


Dr. Melanie Adams - Director, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Joel Garcia (Huichol) - Artist, Arts Administrator, & Cultural Organizer

Brandie Macdonald (Chickasaw/Choctaw) - Director of Decolonizing Initiatives, Museum of Us


Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández - Director/Coordinator of the Escuela Taller de Artes y Oficios para la Conservación del Patrimonio Histórico of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña/Institute of Puerto Rican Culture

Amy Tjiong - Associate Conservator, Northwest Coast Hall Renovation, American Museum of Natural History

Registration is free and all are welcome to join for this session which will examine the need to dismantle our problematic foundations and discuss how we can enrich our work through partnerships with others. The panellists for this event are Dr. Melanie Adams, Joel Garcia, and Brandi Macdonald. The panel will be moderated by Héctor Berdecia-Hernandez and Amy Tjiong.

Find the full description and registration information here: https://learning.culturalheritage.org/social-justice-and-conservation

The webinar will take place on Zoom and automated live captions will be available for those who choose to use them. For enquiries about accessibility or other questions about the programme, please contact learning@culturalheritage.org. The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available to view shortly after the live event is complete.