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Tales of Hopi Pottery: The Legacy of Historic Museum Collections
October 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree and open to the public.
Harvard’s Peabody Museum houses an extraordinary collection of historic Hopi pottery (c. 1400–1900 CE), collected in the late nineteenth century by Thomas V. Keam, an Arizona trading post operator. Lea McChesney will discuss her work documenting and analyzing this collection, initiatives to facilitate access to heritage resources by contemporary Hopi practitioners, and recent shifts in the ways museums, researchers, and Native communities collaborate to use and interpret legacy collections.