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MA-245348-OMS-20

San Diego Museum of Man
Fiscal Year: 
2020
Award: 
$249,668.00
City: 
San Diego
State: 
CA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA - Community Anchors and Catalysts

The San Diego Museum of Man will engage with representatives of the Kumeyaay Nation (Kumeyaay) in a community-driven exhibit and program development process. The Kumeyaay peoples are a Native American community of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico and are the original peoples of the land on which the museum sits. The museum holds the largest array of Kumeyaay cultural resources outside of the community itself. This project will engage Kumeyaay community members in large forums, focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and written evaluations to accurately capture content for a new exhibit that is self-determined by the community. The project will allow the Kumeyaay to share their authentic cultural heritage and affirm the value of the community's intellectual and cultural capital.