This website uses cookies

This website uses cookies to analyse our traffic and enhance your user experience. By continuing to browse the website, you indicate you agree to these conditions.

Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures online workshop Community access to collections

May 13 2024 Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures Working Group ICOM-CC Working Groups

The Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures Working Group will hold an online workshop on 20 June 2024, on the theme:

Community access to collections and inclusiveness in conservation decision-making.

This is a topic relevant to many of us working with Indigenous and World Cultures’ objects, and we are very interested to hear about practical experience and insights from everyone working in the field. 

This will be an informal event, starting with 3 short presentations from professionals sharing their experience in this field and followed by a discussion with audience members.

We are delighted that three very experienced speakers have accepted to join us for this workshop.

  • Brian Vallo, founding director of the Pueblo of Acoma’s Haakú Museum and Curatorial Consultant, Native American Initiatives (New Mexico, USA)
  • Landis Smith, Projects Conservator, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe (New Mexico, USA)
  • Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, curator at the Burke Museum and director of Bill Holm Center, Seattle (Washington State, USA)

We have limited the workshop to one hour, as we are conscious of the many commitments each of us may have.

The workshop will take place on:

20 June, 2024:  2pm MDT(USA Mountain Daylight Time); 10 pm CEST(Paris/Central European Summer Time);

21 June, 2024:  6am AEST (Australia East Coast Time).

The workshop is a free event, open to all. It will be recorded. For privacy reasons, the recordings will only be accessible for a limited time (3 months until 30th September 2024), only for the people who have registered online.

Registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link shortly before the event.

Please do not share the Zoom link, instead encourage interested parties to register using the form to be found at:

We hope for a rich discussion and we encourage everyone to participate if possible.