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Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology: Research Training at the Smithsonian

Museum collections are being rediscovered as a potential source of anthropological data, relevant to topics as diverse as exchange theory, visual anthropology, and indigenous history. The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) was created to build methodological bridges between theory and things, a gap that many university programs cannot address. Supported by the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation, SIMA uses the Smithsonian’s anthropology collections as a central resource for an intensive four-week training program in research methods for graduate students. 

Dr. Candace Greene directs the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology. She is an ethnologist with the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Her research focuses on Native North American art and material culture, especially Plains Indian drawings.

Event Date: 
Friday, 2 December 2011 - 1:00pm
Speaker: 
Candace Green
Speaker Title: 
Ethnologist, Collections and Archives Program, Director, Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
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