In this episode of Artisan Ancestors, I talk with Dr. Candace Greene, who directs the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology or SIMA for he National Museum of Natural History, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution. She is an ethnologist at the Smithsonian and has an adjunct appointment with George Washington University Department of Anthropology, where she teaches graduate students how to apply anthropological understandings to museum practice. The Summer Institute focuses on research training program that aims to encourage and advance the use of museum collections in anthropological research by providing material culture training to graduate students. This four-week intensive workshop admits 12-14 students to further their understanding of museum research by introducing them to research collections, methods and theories that can help answer their important research questions.
Tags: anthropology, Candace Green, Jon Kay, material culture training, museum, museum training, SIMA, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute Museum Anthropology, Washington DC