Considering the Source: Community Consultation Involving Digital Collections

Fall 2015 Grant Recipient


Margo Smith (Kluge-Ruhe Museum) This project brings scholars and museum professionals together with Indigenous knowledge holders from Central Arnhem Land, Australia, to address issues pertaining to access and management of cultural objects and archival materials in museum collections. The Director of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection will attend a gathering at Milingimbi, Northern Territory, to share digital materials and physical objects from the Kluge-Ruhe collection with members of the source community. Through consultation with knowledge holders, we will establish cultural protocols guiding access to collections and empower the community to share their heritage in a way that reflects their values.