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When the Ancestors Call to You

When we think about barriers to change, practical issues like time, money, and legal issues often are top of mind. This can be true, for example, when museums talk about repatriation, …

A Journey of Healing: Creating Co-Stewardship with Tribal Communities

What’s in a name? The language we use tells us who is speaking, from what perspective, and (implicitly), who controls the narrative. Names, in short, have power. Today on the blog, Caitlin …

The Art of Restitution at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), our collections policy—the document that dictates how we handle all collection-related matters—states that we will not collect anything known to …

Point of View: Trouble at Home

Controversy swirls around the repatriation of the Ben…

Beyond Compliance at the McClung Museum

At the McClung Museum, a NAGPRA assessment strengthens collaboration with Native Nations on a current and future …

What Endures at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is committed to voluntary returns when morally, ethically, or commonsensically…

The Yaqui Case at the National Museums of World Culture

In 2022, the National Museums of World Culture in Sweden returned ceremonial items to the Indigenous Yaquis…

Peering Over the Next Horizon of Museum Practice

Why is it so hard to make change?! Even when we (museum people) know that parts of our work are in urgent need of reform, progress can be glacially slow. In fact, that’s natural. Humans …

The Earnest Work of Dreaming: Chicanafuturism in Visual Art

Visions of the future created by and centering the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) are essential to our collective potential to transform the world as we …

In Good Relation: Reimagining the Grant Process for Community-Based Projects

In recent years, there have been renewed calls for museums to adopt more inclusive and equitable practices, with significant changes to the ways we work and collaborate at all levels of our …
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