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#AFSAM19: Material Culture and Heritage Studies in Northern Guangxi, China

Jason Baird Jackson , October 26th, 2019


A title slide showing key project sites in the Dong areas of Guangxi and Guizhou. Shreds and Patches has been quieter than usual as I work my way…


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Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community: A Giving Heritage

Jason Baird Jackson , October 22nd, 2019


It is a great moment for a great project. Some Shreds and Patches readers will remember when, in 2017, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures hosted the special…


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“Framing Sukkot” Author, Curator Gabrielle Berlinger to Speak at MMWC

Jason Baird Jackson , October 1st, 2019


At the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, we have already had some very special public events at this fall semester. If you’ve attended some of these events, you…


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Aboriginal Bark Painting from Northern Australia

Jason Baird Jackson , September 19th, 2019


Not long ago, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures opened three new early fall exhibitions. I was happy to be the curator for the smallest of these. It…


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“At Home and Abroad: Reflections on Collaborative Museum Ethnography at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures”

Jason Baird Jackson , September 11th, 2019


I am happy to note the publication of a paper in Museum Anthropology reporting on, and considering, the work of two collaborative projects of the Mathers Museum of…


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The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies

Jason Baird Jackson , July 3rd, 2019


The following is a report on The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies (第七届中美民俗学与非物质文化遗产论坛: 博物馆民俗与遗产研究的协作工作). …


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Help! Really. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures Needs You!

Jason Baird Jackson , April 9th, 2019


An Indiana University event known as #IUDay is nearly here. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019, #IUDay is a celebration of Indiana University. It is a day of…


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Museum Anthropology Review is a Teenager Now; New Issue is Now Out

Jason Baird Jackson , March 30th, 2019


Life got away from me last week and I still have more “Exhibition Week” posts to share, but today I turn attention to the new issue of MAR….


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Exhibitions Week: Quilting Art and Tradition—People, Handcrafts, and Community Life (a.k.a. Quilts of Southwest China)

Jason Baird Jackson , March 19th, 2019


The MMWC has a huge amount of exhibition related news. This week I devote a series of posts to highlighting some of these developments. Huang Biyu introduces her…


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T̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶t̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶H̶A̶U̶. Good News! The Free-to-Readers Version of The Expressive Lives of Elders

Jason Baird Jackson , November 16th, 2018


Good news everyone. The free-to-download-and-read version of the latest title in the Material Vernaculars series–The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging edited by Jon Kay is…


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Google Celebrates Native Artist in November 9th Doodle

Jason Baird Jackson , November 10th, 2018


A guest post by Emily Buhrow Rogers. A carved bear by Amanda Crowe (Eastern Band Cherokee) from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University….


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A Gallery Talk at Sam Noble Museum in Conjunction with the Putting Baskets to Work in Southwest China Exhibition

Jason Baird Jackson , June 20th, 2018


I will be doing a gallery talk at the Sam Noble Museum on Sunday, June 24 at 2:00 pm in the Higginbotham Gallery, which is where the exhibition…


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The Mallet: Making a Maul in a Baiku Yao Community

Jason Baird Jackson , April 19th, 2018


This guest post by Jon Kay, Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures provides Jon with the opportunity to share the first…


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#IUDay at the Mathers Museum!

Jason Baird Jackson , April 17th, 2018


(We need your help!) Its almost #IUDay! What is #IUDay? As the #IUDay organizers explain: IU Day is a 24-hour, binge-watching, social-sharing, IU-wearing, online celebration of Indiana University…


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The IU Gateway Office and Tsinghua University Art Museum (12/8)

Jason Baird Jackson , January 2nd, 2018


This post is about a portion of my recent trip to China. The main focus of this trip was collaborative ethnographic research in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, but…


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Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture

Jason Baird Jackson , October 3rd, 2017


Just in time for the holiday that is at its center, I am happy to trumpet the publication of Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture…


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A Southwest Central Indiana Collaboration: The Art with a Purpose Exhibition at the Brown County Art Gallery

Jason Baird Jackson , August 6th, 2017


This afternoon the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, opened the exhibition Art with a Purpose: Brown County Baskets. The exhibition is a homecoming, of sorts, because it…


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MMWC Practicum Student Successes: Summer 2017

Jason Baird Jackson , July 31st, 2017


At the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, we are excited about the work that the museum’s first cohort of Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation interns are doing. You…


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Mathers Museum Access Ramp Project Photograph

Jason Baird Jackson , July 12th, 2017


The project to add an access ramp to the Mathers Museum of World Cultures (and to give give the Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology a new ramp and…


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Paid Internships for IU Students at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Jason Baird Jackson , March 21st, 2017


We have realized a big museum goal–establishing a paid internship program at MMWC. Please check out the announcement (below and here) and encourage bachelors and masters students to…


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Don’t Miss the Quilts of Southwest China Exhibition Opening at MMWC

Jason Baird Jackson , January 16th, 2017


While the coming week will be diverse and full as always, I have one big hope–that many friends, colleagues, campus citizens, and community members will come out for…


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The Free-to-Readers Edition of Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds

Jason Baird Jackson , October 1st, 2016


As I discussed in a previous post, works in the Material Vernaculars series are being made available in a free-to-readers PDF edition via IUScholarWorks. The eponymous edited collection Material…


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Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds (is out now)

Jason Baird Jackson , September 30th, 2016


I am happy to share this note to report that the edited collection Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds has now been published. I am the…


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Don’t Miss the Great Mathers Museum Building Debate

Jason Baird Jackson , September 6th, 2016


Built in the early 1980s, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures building is an example of Brutalist architecture, a modernist style reviled by some and revered by others….


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