For Utah Pacific-Islanders: Harvard Oceanic Collections Engagement Fellowship
Contact Name: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Join us to meet the Fellowship co-creators Ingrid Ahlgren and Moana Palelei HoChing, learn more about the Fellowship details and requirements, and hear about the Oceanic collections housed at Harvard University's Peabody Museum. Discussion and questions are welcome! If you'd like to join the conversation and ask questions, register for the Zoom Webinar. Use this link to register or watch on the museum's YouTube channel.
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and the Harvard Alumni for Oceania are pleased to announce the Harvard Oceanic Collections Engagement Fellowship (HOCEF), a community-driven program for adult members of Oceania and the Oceanic diaspora (including the Pacific Islands, Australia, and Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, and West Papua) to explore, engage with, and respond to the Peabody Museum’s vast collection of materials from the region.
This HOCEF pilot program will take place between March 2021 and May 2022 and for this first iteration, is focused on the diaspora communities living in the greater Salt Lake City area of Utah, which is home to one of the largest and quickly growing Pacific Islander populations in the United States. Two awardees will receive funding, staff support, and resources to remotely* engage with the Peabody Museum collections and a virtual platform to share their reflections on the collections with the public.
*Due to the current state of the country’s coronavirus epidemic, including the closure of the Peabody Museum, the program will only be able to provide access to the collections virtually – through live video visits, photographs, and documentation.