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Professional Service & Public Outreach

Board member: 

  • GRASAC (Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Culture), 2019-

  • Journal of Museum Ethnography (contributing editor), 2017--.

  • AAA Council for Museum Anthropology, Board Member 2020-2023.

  • Museum Anthropology (AAA Council for Museum Anthropology journal), 2012-2021.  

  • Museum Worlds (Routledge journal), editorial advisory board, 2012--.

Pro-bono consultancy:

  • Volunteer research on Indigenous items and community contact prior to repatriation, Peterborough Museum and Archives, 2019

  • Member, Human Remains Working Group, UK Department of Media, Culture and Sport, 2001-2004. (National parliamentary working group resulting in changes to the British Museum Act to permit UK national museums to repatriate human remains, and  a national guidance document.)

  • Member, Human Remains Advisory Group, UK Department of Media, Culture and Sport, 2006-8.


Curatorial advice and training to UK museums sector, including: 

  • 2017, consultation with Ashmolean Museum on North American items from Tradescant collection 

  • 2015-17, National Maritime Museum, re: Indigenous component of Tudor World gallery

  • Royal Academy, November 2013, advisory committee for future exhibition 

  • 2009, 2011, Curatorial conferences for Haida Project and Blackfoot Shirts Project: both brought substantial First Nations delegations together with curators and conservators from c.20 UK museums holding collections from those nations 


Public History Consulting:  Historic sites I have worked with include:

  • Parks Canada

  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s American Indian Initiative 

  • Minnesota Historical Society 

  • Old Fort William

  • Sainte Marie among the Hurons

Public communication:

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