Centering Native Voices in Exhibitions

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena Ballroom


Michael Fiegenschuh, Principal, EDX Exhibits
Phillip Cash Cash, Linguist, anthropologist, museum advisor
Polly Olsen, Director of DEAI and Tribal Liaison, Burke Museum
John Bulla, Deputy Director & COO, Heard Museum
Sean Mooney, Director, The Rock Foundation


Dana Whitelaw, Executive Director, High Desert Museum


  • Indigenous

Learning Format: Passive Learning

This session will explore different methods and processes for not only the inclusion of indigenous peoples in the exhibit design process, but how to elevate and center their voices in the heart of exhibition storytelling. Through a series of in-progress case studies, we will discuss strategies for authentic, deep partnerships and outreach, dialog, and goal setting for exhibitions that bring forward native stories.