Object Histories: Inside Repatriation with Chip Colwell, 11/1/17


Object Histories: Inside Repatriation

Chip Colwell,
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Invited guest lecture by Dr. Chip Colwell, author of the new book, Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture (University of Chicago Press 2017). The book illuminates Colwell's curatorial experiences in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, working to reconcile the religious concerns and demands of Native American claimants with the academic demands of scientific researchers. His stories track the complicated histories of Native American objects along the path to repatriation. This special event is connected to the fall 2017 Penn class, "Anthropology of Museums," which includes critical studies of Native Aerican object histories and representation in museums.

Brian Daniels, Director of Research and Programs, Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Lucy Fowler Williams, Curator, Penn Museum
Margaret Bruchac, Professor, Penn Department of Anthropology

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7:00 PM, Widener Classroom– Penn Museum
More information here!

Sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Penn and the Penn Cultural Heritage Center