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Global Relevance / Local Action: Conservation at Work in Communities

Monday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This symposium focuses on cultural preservation initiatives designed to include local communities. The symposium will feature both submitted presentations and invited speakers, including colleagues from the local area. Facilitated, audience-engaged discussions will also be an important part of this program.

Draft Schedule

  • 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Welcome
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Short presentations with 15-minute Q&A:
     
    • Sharing our Conservators with the Community: A case study from Otago Museum, New Zealand (Nyssa Mildwaters)
    • Community Engagement and Field Archaeology: Ideology, Methodology, and Three Case Studies (Suzanne Davis)
    • Onsite Conservation at Sardis: Employing local workers for special projects (Carol Snow and coauthor)
    • Public Engagement and Sustainability: Where lies the future of conservation? (Helia Marcal)
    • Respect for Language: A first step in conservation relevance (Ellen Pearlstein)
    • “How Might We…?” A Human Centered Design Approach to Connecting with Communities (Daniela Leonard)
  • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Panel: Conservation in the Classroom: K-12 Educational Outreach (Sarah Barack, Beth Edelstein, Ellen Chase, Colleen Snyder)
  • 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 - 5:00 p.m.
    • The Tantaquidgeon Museum papers: a record of the nation’s oldest Native owned museum (David Freeburg)
    • Southern New England Native Baskets and the Narrative of “Disappearance” (Denene De Quintal)

2019 Symposium Abstracts

  • Sharing our Conservators with the Community: A case study from Otago Museum, New Zealand - Nyssa Mildwaters

  • Community Engagement and Field Archaeology: Ideology, Methodology, and Three Case Studies - Suzanne Davis

  • Onsite conservation at Sardis: employing local workers for special projects - Carol Snow and co-authors

  • Public engagement and sustainability: where lies the future of conservation? - Hélia Marçal

  • Respect for Language: A first step in conservation relevance - Ellen Pearlstein

  • “How Might We…?” A Human Centered Design Approach to Connecting with Communities - Daniela Leonard

  • Conservation in the Classroom: K-12 Educational Outreach - Panel

  • The Tantaquidgeon Museum papers: a record of the nation’s oldest Native owned museum - David Freeburg

  • Southern New England Native Baskets and the Narrative of “Disappearance” - Denene De Quintal