May 2022 E-Calendar/Notes

IUMAA Awarded NEH Grant To Develop Exhibits with Native American Scholars


Native American scholars will be working with staff from the IUMAA over the next year to study and prototype new approaches to exhibiting Native American artifacts. The project is in preparation for the museum’s opening in 2023. The work will focus on how the museum can make open (or visible) storage, an exhibition technique that uses casework to display large numbers of artifacts with limited contextual information, more Indigenous and less colonial.

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Move in to the Museum Continues


Over the past month IU staff and students continued to move people and artifacts into the newly-renovated facilities, and welcomed IU administrators for visits. Recently, IU President Pamela Whitten, Provost Rahul Shrivastav (pictured left), and Vice President for Research Fred Cate toured the museum with Executive Director Ed Herrmann to check on the institution's progress and plans.

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Event: Coffee and Curators--1939 Angel Mounds


Thursday, May 12; 3 p.m. (Eastern)

Kelsey Grimm, IUMAA Librarian and Archivist, will present a brief talk on the various collections related to archaeologist Glenn A. Black and Angel Mounds, an important archaeological site in Southern Indiana dating to

1050-1450 AD. During her discussion Grimm will explore and highlight various collections related to a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project at the site, and

will focus on images, documents, and artifacts from 1939 Angel Mounds.

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Online Exhibit: In Their Own Words--Native Americans

in World War I


With Memorial Day coming up the museum is highlighting an online exhibit that features photographs of and commentary by North American Indians who served in the military during World War I. These words and pictures are part of the Wanamaker Collection, a unique collection of images and documents dating from the early 20th century. The online exhibit also explores how the documents and photographs in the Wanamaker Collection provide perspectives on Native American participation in the war.

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