Collaboration/PartnershipsIUMAA invites and encourages opportunities for collaboration and partnership with Indigenous and Descendant communities and organizations reflecting interests in and connections with the Museum's collections and mission. We're eager to discuss partnerships to explore collaborative projects, research, exhibits, and events. If you're interested in working with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology acknowledges and honors the Indigenous communities native to this region and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington was built on Indigenous homelands of the myaamiaki (Miami), saawanwa (Shawnee), Bodwéwadmik (Potawatomi), and Lenape (Delaware) people. We respect Indigenous people and their many descendants who traversed or resided in this place and who fashioned and used objects that repose in this Museum. The Museum is committed to participating and collaborating with Indigenous partners on the co-creation of knowledge, scholarship, and education.
Maker AcknowledgmentAt the IUMAA, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the people who made and used the objects we care for in our collections.
Most of these people are anonymous, but nonetheless their skill and artistry combine to make each object a manifestation of the culture that produced or used it. We are indebted as well to the hundreds of community members, makers, local experts, collectors, and scholars who have preserved, recovered, or recreated cultural meaning of objects in their writings or in other modes of sharing. We know that we can never know everything there is to know about an object, and welcome insights from visitors into the meaning of the Museum’s holdings.