Meetings and Conferences
Funding Opportunities



Meetings and Conferences

nathpo logoTribal Museum Leadership Institute Brochure 2

Tribal Museum Leadership Institute Application 1

2006 National Meeting of Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers Meeting Packet 1

2006 National Meeting of Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers Meeting Agenda 1

2007 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Conference

2004-2005 IMLS Five State American Indian Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums Project


Funding Opportunities

NATHPO Announces IMLS grant 1

NATHPO Announces NEA grant 1

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Institue of Museum and Library Sciences

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The Smithsonian Institution
  • The National Anthropological Archives collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of the discipline. Its collections represent the four fields of anthropology – ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology – and include manuscripts, fieldnotes, correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, established by Congress in 1989, is dedicated to the preservation, exhibition and study of the life and culture of Native Americans. It is one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, an independent trust of the United States. The website offers information about exhibits, events, educational programs, repatriation and has extensive links to other resources related to Native Americans.
  • National Museum of the Natural History includes information on repatriation.



This is the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) study of tribal museums in America, publised in 2003. AASLH received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years conducting mail and on-site surveys with America’s tribal museums. The project was overseen by a special American Indian Museums Program Steering Committee, consisting of tribal representatives and directors of tribal museums.

"Tribal Museums in America" (2003) pdf notice

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