IDEAS@MOA: A Tour of Indigenous Collections and Indigitisation Efforts at MOA

UBC Museum of Anthropology and “The Respect to Bill Reid Pole,” James Hart, Haida, Totem Park


Friday, September 23
4:00 p.m.

Join IDEAS@UBC for a private tour of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, led by Research Manager Alissa Cherry, and Oral History + Language Lab Coordinator Gerry Lawson. We will be learning about the relationships between MOA, the Indigenous knowledge and objects under the museum’s care, and the communities to whom the knowledge and objects belong, as well as what Indigitisation efforts look like at MOA. Please note this event is reserved for IBPOC-identifying iSchool students.

We will meet at 3:45 p.m. outside the front entrance to the museum. The tour will start at 4:00 p.m. Feel free to message @Dharani on the IDEAS Discord or email if you have any questions or need help finding us on the day of.


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IDEAS@UBC is a student group that seeks to provide a safe and productive community for IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) students in departments and fields of study related to information, cultural, and memory work at the University of British Columbia’s School of Information. We aim to amplify IBPOC voices in information studies and encourage dialogue on topics such as anti-racism, Indigenous knowledge and information practices, and systemic barriers in library, archival and information studies. We also host social events and offer a safe space for IBPOC students in the iSchool programs to share resources on navigating underrepresentation in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector.