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Indigenous Peoples and Museums Network (IPMN)

What is IPMN?

IPMN is a Professional Interest Network of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association.

MISSION

Our mission is to foster inclusive and engaged conversation about issues relevant to Indigenous peoples. Specific goals include:

  • Supporting Indigenous peoples working in both tribal and mainstream museums;
  • Improving communication and expanding collaboration among museum professionals; and
  • Recognizing, respecting, and welcoming the value of Indigenous peoples and their cultures

HOW TO JOIN

MPMA Members: Please sign in and go to your profile.  You can edit your profile and choose this PIN and/or any of the other PINs that you wish to join from a checkbox list in your profile.

Non-Members: Please fill out the PIN Sign-up Form and you will be added to this MPMA PIN.

BENEFITS OF JOINING

  • Connect with colleagues

The IPMN maintains an active LinkedIn page where members can share news and experiences among collegial peers. The LinkedIn community provides an instant connection to members and associates around the country as well as access to the latest news, job opportunities and best practices. You can also contact the current IPMN Chair, Cassandra Mesick Braun, at cmesick@ku.edu

  • Build your skills with professional development

IPMN supports members through a number of programs such as webinars, online meet-ups, and more. IPMN’s robust engagement at MPMA’s Annual Meeting includes IPMN-endorsed sessions, thought-leaders at the IPMN event and networking opportunities.

  • Enjoy fellowship and mentoring opportunities

Scholarships are available for IPMN members to attend MPMA’s Annual Meeting. The award covers basic conference registration, tickets to attend IPMN events, an invitation to the IPMN Breakfast, and a travel stipend. Mentoring is available to IPMN colleagues new to the field.

Please contact us if you would like to get more involved in IPMN or if you would like to submit a session or webinar idea. We welcome your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions.

GET INVOLVED

IPMN is a volunteer committee of MPMA members. Its leadership is dedicated to sharing information about Indigenous museums.  Join us and help us build our museum village! 

Contact the network’s leadership to find out about volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule and interests.  Contact information is below.

Connect with us via social media to share your stories, challenges and thoughts.

Encourage colleagues to join us!

Leadership List

Cassandra Mesick Braun
Curator of Global Indigenous Art Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 
cmesick@ku.edu

Contact: Cassandra Mesick Braun at cmesick@ku.edu

Social Media Links:  Join us on LinkedIn

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