Tuesday, August 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
807 - Transforming Archives through Acts of Repair

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Practitioners who have worked to transform archives through community-led collecting, inclusive projects, and advocacy work discuss: What does decolonization mean for archives and people of color/new immigrants and the LGBTQIA? How can archives use, augment, or modify existing collections to increase representational belonging of marginalized groups? and How can institutions implement decolonization, equity, and inclusivity in projects, exhibits, and catalogs?

Rachael Cristine Woody: Responsible Practices for Equitable Engagement in Community Archives
Michael Conyers: Conscientious Collaborations with Indigenous Communities: Acknowledging Colonial Practices and a Path Toward Respectful and Equitable Relationships
Eric Hung: The Archives in the Community: The Case of the Music of Asian America Research Center
Beth Twiss Houting: Embedding the Audience: Community-based Archival Program Design
Kristen Weischedel: Making History (Y)Our Own: Augmentation and Diversification of the Smithsonian Exhibition "Hometown Teams" through Digital Means


Rachael Cristine Woody

Owner & Consultant, Rachael Cristine Consulting
Rachael Woody has 10 years of experience creating or relaunching archival programs with community collections. She is the owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting. Previously she was at the Smithsonian Institution and the Oregon Wine History Archive.

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Eric Hung

Executive Director, Music of Asian America Research Center
Executive Director for the Music of Asian America Research Center and previously a Professor of Music History at Rider University. He received a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford and an MLIS in Archives & Digital Curation from University of Maryland.
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Michael Conyers

Digital Archivist, The Arc/k Project
I am the Digital Archivist for the Arc/k Project - a non profit organization with a mission to ethically preserve cultural and historical objects and sites in digital formats (mostly 3D and VR/AR). We seek to engage communities and citizen scientists to donate images of endangered... Read More →
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Beth Twiss Houting

Sr. Director of Programs & Services, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Beth works developing and evaluating programs and exhibitions. She holds a BA in History from Pennsylvania State University and a MA from the University of Delaware in Early American Culture with a Certificate in Museum Studies.
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Kristen Weischedel

Digital Archivist, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Kristen works with digital materials and their preservation, she is interested in archival access, oral histories, and outreach. Prior to starting her position with UTRGV, she received her MLIS and MA at Simmons College.

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