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PK-50075-09

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (Alexandria, VA 22314-2015)
Carrie Billy (Project Director: 03/19/2008 to present)

AIHEC American Indian Collections Portal

The collaboration among the Autry National Center/Southwest Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Anthropological Archives, and the National Museum of Natural History to federate collection databases focused on Native American collections and share the data in new ways with tribal colleges and community members.

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), representing 37 tribal colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, proposes to collaborate with the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of Natural History, the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, the Indiana University Community Grids Laboratory, and a pilot group of Tribal Colleges to develop innovative strategies for using digital technology to make cultural material in major museums and archives available to American Indian people in more meaningful ways, facilitating locally-determined educational and research purposes.

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$175,000 (approved)
$175,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2009 – 8/31/2012