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Tuesday, November 17 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Collections for Whomst? Deconstructing Museum Practices, Constructing Digital Frontiers, and Envisioning Community Futures

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The Smithsonian has collections that span diverse cultures, but there are gaps in the digital tools used to organize and understand these collections on both internal and public fronts. We present five case studies that use digital tools to address collection/cataloging legacies at the Smithsonian, ranging from online archives, access initiatives, collections analysis, and repatriation data.


Jaimee-Ian Rodriguez

I2F Fellow, Smithsonian Institution
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Karen Adjei

Office Administrator, EPC
Hello! My name is Karen Adjei, and I consider myself broadly as a culture care steward. I strongly believe that as an information professional, I have a critical role to play in cultivating a generative environment for people, especially those at the margins, to discover and effectively... Read More →
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Daisy A. Jaime

Contract Cataloger, Smithsonian Institution
We are a collective of emerging museum professionals of color that aims to use storytelling and social justice to address harmful representation and silences in museum collections. As recent alumni of the Smithsonian’s Intern to Fellowship (I2F) program, which promotes diversity... Read More →
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Elka Lee-Shapiro

Contractor, Smithsonian Institution
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Jade Levandofsky (They/Them)

MLIS Grad Student, UCLA

Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
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