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Whale People: Protectors of the Sea

Exhibition by The Natural History Museum with the Lummi Nation


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Study Day on Critical Museum Visitorship (how to activate, teach, support, assess)

This study day seeks to explore how we might create critical visitorship tools and technologies that animate the museum’s “shadow archive”. The problem is rarely that “there’s nothing about X topic” – but rather how the museum frames its collections, what the visitor’s gaze is directed to, and what is thus seeable. How can we activate, teach, support, and assess critical visitor-ship that reveals hidden stories present in museums?

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Artist Talk with The Natural History Museum and Lummi Tribal Council Member Freddie Lane

Representatives from the Lummi and their partner The Natural History Museum will share videos, visuals, and stories of how their recent collaborations came together, and how they are part of a larger effort to transform museums—which are highly trusted, widely visited, and a $50 billion industry—into champions for environmental progress and science for the public good.

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The Right Side of History: How Museums Can Support Climate and Environmental Justice

What does it mean to be relevant in this time of environmental crisis, and how can museums address and support the needs of frontline and fence-line communities that are struggling for a more just and sustainable world for all? This panel at the American Alliance of Museums’ 2019 convention brings museum professionals and community activists together to explore these questions.

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From the Blog

The Natural History Museum is Growing!

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of The Natural History Museum team! We are excited, honored and humbled to be working with a rapidly growing dream team of community organizers, historians, anthropologists, scientists and narrative-change leaders invested in transforming our institutions of science, history, nature and culture.

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We’re hiring! Senior Native Organizer position with The Natural History Museum

We are seeking a Senior Native Organizer to join us in our mission to transform museums of science and natural history. The successful candidate will work with our team to guide sympathetic museums toward becoming more effective allies of Native-led struggles to protect land, water, cultural heritage and our collective future.

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New exhibition: Whale People, Protectors of the Sea

We’re pleased to announce the debut of Whale People: Protectors of the Sea, a new traveling exhibition and multi-channel short film that tells the story of today’s environmental emergency through the

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Museum Magazine: The Right Side of History

Our feature article in the Summer 2018 issue of Museum Magazine, published by the American Alliance of Museums, explores how museums can support Native-led climate justice initiatives.

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