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Subject: Conference on maintenance of totem poles and canoes--addendum

Conference on maintenance of totem poles and canoes--addendum

From: J. Claire Dean <jclairedean<-a>
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The early bird registration period for the "Poles, Posts and Canoes:
the preservation, conservation and continuation of Native American
monumental wood carving" conference ends on May 30, 2014, so now is
the time to register! The conference takes place in Tulalip,
Washington (about 45 minutes north of Seattle), July 21-22, 2014,
with a late afternoon opening event at the Hibulb Cultural Center,
July 20, 2014.  Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days,
and a ticket to the opening feast on 20, 2014.

For details, registration forms, and a provisional list of speakers,
please visit


and look for a link on the left side column of the page.  We have
had a terrific international response to this event and have
presentations and attendees from New Zealand, various parts of
Europe, Canada and the USA.  Topics include current and past
conservation practices, the importance of these objects to both
native and non-native museums and collections, methods of
documentation, insights into the collaborative process between
contemporary native carvers and conservators, and much more.  We
also are honoured to have as a keynote evening event, a presentation
by Maori artist George Nuku and conservator Charles Stable on their
work together renewing a Maori Waka from the collections of National
Museums Scotland.

And don't forget you also have a chance to attend the "Caring for
Totem Poles Workshop" July 23-25, 2014, which immediately follows
the conference and is also hosted by the Hibulb Cultural Center.
This workshop is being lead by Mike Harrington, Andrew Todd and
Felix Solomon (Lummi)--the same folks responsible for similar
workshops held in Canada in recent years.

J. Claire Dean
Senior Conservator
Hibulb Cultural Center

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