For those of us who have worked closely over the years with the amazing visiting museum professionals and students in our Native American Fellows program, we are thrilled with the news that a recently awarded grant will help PEM expand the program.
The museum plans to build a cadre of successful Native American museum, cultural and academic leaders who will play a major role in the continuing development and preservation of Native American art and culture in the decades to come.
With an investment of $750,000 from the Mellon Foundation, the program will expand over a 10-year period, creating approximately 80 well-networked professionals, working as successful cultural leaders in museums, cultural programs and academic settings.
Let’s take a look back at some of the fun blog posts written by these fellows in the last few years. One timely post, Telling tribal stories, is about the documentary film Wind River, shot partially at PEM, and soon to be released.