JAIC 1996, Volume 35, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 99 to 107)
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JAIC 1996, Volume 35, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 99 to 107)

REFLECTIONS ON CHANGES IN MUSEUMS AND THE CONSERVATION OF COLLECTIONS FROM INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

MIRIAM CLAVIR



NOTES

1.. The following terms are also used in relation to indigenous peoples referred to in this article: Native Americans, First Nations, First Peoples, and aboriginal.



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AUTHOR INFORMATION

MIRIAM CLAVIR received an honors B.A. in anthropology and archaeology from the University of Toronto and a master of art conservation from Queen's University. She has worked in conservation at the Royal Ontario Museum and for Parks Canada in Ottawa and Quebec City and since 1980 has been the conservator at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. She teaches courses in preventive conservation and lectures in museum principles and methods for the UBC Department of Anthropology. Address: 6393 N.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2, Canada.


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