Museum of Us

Log Number: MA-20-17-0074-17

The San Diego Museum of Man will engage with the Kumeyaay Nation to build the museum's capacity to engage the federally recognized tribe as a partner in decisions about collections, exhibitions, and programs. The museum will hire a director of decolonization, and a project collections manager to implement a comprehensive series of activities including forums for community dialogue, and the development of community-driven exhibitions and programs; audience development and community outreach; audience research and evaluation; and training for staff, volunteers, and interns in community outreach and engagement. The project will engage representatives of all 12 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation to revitalize elements of their cultural heritage, control their own historic legacy, reinforce tribal sovereignty, and retain authority in decision making related to their material culture.