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Objects Matter: Making Histories in Museums, THEN/HiER's 4th Annual Regional Conference, 2013

7 October 2013
UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC

THEN/HiER's 4th Annual Regional Conference brought together graduate students, professors, teachers, museum educators and community members. Topics included issues of historical consciousness; indigenous knowledges; and inclusive, community-based museology. In addition to speakers, there were break-out sessions led by graduate students which explored how museums can connect with social studies/history curricula and historical consciousness, using multiple perspectives in history education, indigenous histories, and the practices of participatory museology. Speakers include Terry Point, Researcher/Community Outreach/Curator, Musqueam Cultural Centre; Jennifer Kramer, Curator, Pacific Northwest, Museum of Anthropology and Associate Professor, Anthropology, UBC; Viviane Gosselin, Curator of Contemporary Issues, Museum of Vancouver; Jill Baird, Curator, Education/Public Programs, Museum of Anthropology, UBC; Emily Ooi, Educational Programs Coordinator and Kimberly Baker, Programs Facilitator, Museum of Richmond; and Madeline Knickerbocker, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Simon Fraser University. Doctoral candidates Elsa Lenz Kothe (UBC), Heather McGregor (UBC), and Kate Zankowicz (OISE/UT) introduce speakers. Henry Charles, Musqueam Elder, provides a welcome to the Musqueam Territory. Includes opening remarks by Penney Clark, UBC Professor and THEN/HiER Director.