Event: Poles, Posts, and Canoes: The Preservation, Conservation and Continuation of Native American Monumental Wood Carving

Date & Time

July 21, 2014 - 4:45pm to July 22, 2014 - 5:45pm

Contact Information



Hibulb Cultural Center (Tulalip, Washington)

Event Details

This two day symposium (preceded by an opening ceremony and meal on the evening of July 20th) will gather Native and non-Native museum professionals, tribal members, and contemporary Native carvers to discuss the challenges of preserving and exhibiting historic monumental wood carvings from both a Native and Non-Native view point. It will also serve to connect Native carvers and the museum community in the hope that the resulting dialogue will help support the continued development of this traditional art form. The format of this gathering is aimed at encouraging discussion, so presentations will be relaxed and brief, and an equal amount of time will be scheduled for general discussion of the topics addressed.

Registration will open January 21st, 2014, and a provisional program will be available at that time. Download symposium registration form here. Email completed form to info@hibulbculturalcenter.org.

Symposium registration fees:

  • Early bird discount: $300 (register before May 30, 2014 to receive the early bird discount!)
  • Full: $350
  • Student: $250 (please provide a copy of your student ID for verification purposes)