Photo of basket woven by Pat Courtney Gold

Making Visible: Hanford Sturgeon and Indigenous Nuclear Art

In his June 2018 letter, MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander reflects on a remarkable Native American basket in the Museum’s collection, by artist Pat Courtney Gold, evoking radioactive contamination along the Columbia River. The work may highlight both environmental dangers and the striking resilience of animals and persons in the

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NAGPRA Compliance Officer & Curator of Native American and Indigenous Studies Named

Dr. John Norder has been appointed the NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) compliance officer and Curator of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Engagement at the MSU Museum. He will help steward the Museum’s collection of historic and culturally significant artifacts related to Indigenous peoples. “Of the many

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Image of Erik Rujan and Max Evjen at the Museums and the Web conference

Thinking Like A Bear

MSU Museum Student Intern Travels to Museums and the Web Conference After nearly 40 years of hibernation the MSU Museum’s Brown Bear came to life on Twitter with the help of student intern Erik Rujan.  Recently, Erik along with MSU Museum’s Performance and Digital Engagement Specialist, Max Evjen, presented the

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