Focal Point North (FPN) has a core focus on strengthening the relationship between UiT and other institutions in Sápmi.
Seminar title: Displaying the Samis.
As a part of this effort, the museum seminar aims to put a searchlight on new knowledge in museum work and research and the role of museums in the Sami society and in local Sami communities. Protection of Sami cultural heritage and repatriation processes as the Bååstede project will be a core focus, including questions of copyright and ownership. The seminar will cover the whole of Sápmi and as well, address international experiences on these topics. What is a museum in the global era? Thus, the seminar will cover themes like the significance of repatriation, identity building and the global-local interface in indigenous contexts.
The following sections will structure the program of the seminar:
New knowledge in museum work and research
Protection of Sami cultural heritage, repatriation processes
The role of museums in the Sami society and local communities
What is a Sami museum in the global era?
Presentations can be given in Norwegian, Northern Sami and English. Interpretation: Northern Sami to English, Norwegian to English and English to Norwegian/Swedish.
The seminar is a cooperation between the Centre for Sami Studies, the Tromsø University Museum and the Sami Museum Association.
No entrance-fee, but please use the register form to the right to register for the seminar and the meals. Deadline for registration is October 1, 2018.
19:00: Reception and registration at Tromsø University Museum. Presentation of Sami religiosity through the drum of the noaidi by Trude Fonneland, Tromsø University Museum. (Only in English)
11.10.18: Exhibitions open.
Thursday 11.10.18: Seminar at Tromsø University Museum
0830-0845: Welcome and coffee
0845-0915: From Samekulturen, through Sapmi becoming a nation to Sami Stories - exhibiting Samis in transition, Rosella Ragazzi, Tromsø University Museum
First session: New knowledge in museum work and research
Chair: Hans-Kristian Hernes
0915-0935: Indigeneity in a Digital Age, Matthew Magnani, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
0935-0955: Ute av øye ute av sinn. Å ta historien tilbake: formidling av muntlig og materiell kulturarv i urfolksperspektiv, Kjellaug Isaksen, Center of Northern Peoples
0955-1015: Looking for Sami art (duodji and dáidda) in Oslo museums, Monica Grini, Department of language and literature, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
1015-1035: Images of the Kola Sami everyday life at the turn of the 1920-1930s: drawings of Sami pupils in ethnographer V. Charnoluskiy`s archive from Murmansk Museum of Regional Studies, Konstantin Kotkin, Murmansk Museum of Regional Studies
1035-1100: Discussion and coffee break
Second session: Protection and management of Sami cultural heritage, repatriation processes
Chair: Marit Anne Hauan
1100-1120: Vásáhusat repatriašuvnnas Sámemusea Siiddas, Anni Guttorm, Sami museum Enare
1120-1140: The Bååstede project, Marit Myrvoll, Várdobáiki museum
Third session: The role of museums in the Sami society and local communities - identity building and cooperation between museums
Chairs: Oddmund Andersen and Lisa Dunfjeld-Aagård
1300-1320: Starting from me – let me tell you who I will be, Jerker Bexelius, Gaaltije
1320-1340: What significance does the return of old Sámi objects to local museums hold for contemporary Sámi communities? Eva Johansen, Alta Museum
1415-1430: Coffee break
Forth session: What is a Sami museum in the global era?
Chair: Else Grete Broderstad
1430-1450: From living exhibitions to living in the Arctic. Sami representations at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Eva Silvén
1450-1510: The Future Was Now: Performing an alternative backstory for a global Sámi (art) museum, Jérémie Michael McGowan, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
1510-1530: Ájtte og verden, Elisabeth Pirak Kuoljok, Ájtte Sami Museum
1530-1550: Sametinget og museene. Erfaringer og framtidige utfordringer, Henrik Olsen, Sami Parliament, Norway
1615-1630: Summing up and conclusion
1700-1800: Reception and guided tour in the exhibit of Rose-Marie Huuva‘s art, Nordnorsk kunstmuseum
Program may be subject to change.
We also call attention to the seminar Museene og Sannhetskommisjonen, arranged 10.10.18 at Sydspissen hotel, Tromsø.