SIMA Symposium




The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is hosting a symposium at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History on November 27-28, 2017 to mark the ten year anniversary of the initial planning for the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology. Since its inception, SIMA has trained 108 graduate students in methods for the use of museum collections to advance the field of anthropology, 41 collections interns to be future museum and archives professionals, and 7 university professors to help integrate museum collections into their teaching. The symposium program will showcase SIMA’s contribution to the field of museum anthropology by featuring the work of former SIMA students and include keynote lectures by Howard Morphy, distinguished Professor of Anthropology and founding Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University, and Ruth Phillips, Professor of Art History and Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa.

The program is free and open to the public.

Time:    November 27 – 9:00am-6:00pm

                November 28 – 9:30am-2:30pm

                Place:    Q?rius Theater, National Museum of Natural History

                10th Street & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC


Support for this program has been provided by the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation under Grant #1424029.