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GI-50169-10

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214)
Rebecca T. Menlove (Project Director: August 2009 to August 2012)
Native Voices: People of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau

Implementation of a long-term exhibition focused on the history, geography, linguistics, and contemporary life of the indigenous people of Utah.

Native Voices is a permanent exhibition slated to open in 2011 at the new Utah Museum of Natural History. Native Voices will focus on the history, geography, linguistics, and contemporary cultures of indigenous people of Utah whose traditional homelands and relations reach well beyond the state's boudaries. Here, traditions persist and culture endures for five distinctive but rarely represented native nations: Shoshone, Ute, Navajo, Paiute, and Goshute. The project will result in an exhibition of 3,300 square feet of indoor interpretive space and an outdoor amphitheater. More than 500 objects from UMNH ethnographic collections and multiple acquisitions of new works by contemporary indigenous artists will combine with audio narratives (in both English and native languages), historic and contemporary photographs, film components, and live programming to create an exchange of ideas and opportunities for broad cultural understanding for native and non-native visitors alike.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012


GE-50267-10

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214)
Lisa Christine Thompson (Project Director: January 2010 to April 2012)
Rebecca T. Menlove (Project Director: April 2012 to December 2012)
The Navajo Basket Renaissance

Planning for a large temporary exhibition, a scaled-down traveling exhibit, a website, a catalogue, and programs on the resurgence of Navajo story baskets as a distinctive art form.

In a remote corner of the Navajo reservation in Utah, an art form believed nearly extinct has re-emerged with an explosion of innovation and creativity. The renaissance of Navajo basketry over the last four decades gave rise to a new form of basket - the story basket - that visually depicts traditional Navajo stories and beliefs. The Utah Museum of Natural History is undertaking a project to explore continuities and changes in contemporary Navajo life through the renaissance in Navajo basketry. The Navajo Basket Renaissance will examine Utah's Navajo basket weavers as both important keepers of tradition and agents of change in Navajo culture. Through a temporary exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History, a traveling exhibit, extensive public programs, and a catalogue, the project will engage audiences with living artists in a dynamic movement in a vital culture and help counterbalance perceptions of American Indian cultures as static or less "authentic" than in the past.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2010 – 8/31/2012


GM-26233-01

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214)
Ray Geiser (Project Director: September 2000 to present)
Cultural Heritage of Utah's Native American Nations

Consultation with members of the Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Shoshoni, and Ute tribes in preparation for an exhibition on the cultural heritage of these peoples.

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 1/31/2002


PA-24010-01

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214)
Duncan Metcalfe (Project Director: April 2001 to present)
Storage Cabinets for the Taylor Ethnographic Collection at the Utah Museum of Natural History

The purchase of storage furniture and supplies to rehouse material culture collections that document the history and culture of American Indians in North America. (12 months)

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002