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Daniel C. Swan, Museum Leader

Jason Baird Jackson , July 1st, 2020


Below find the ninth in a series of posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University of…


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Lessons of Accountability

Jason Baird Jackson , June 11th, 2020


Below find the second of a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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Cracking the Vault: A Celebration of Daniel Swan

Jason Baird Jackson , June 10th, 2020


Below find the first of a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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Sowei Mask Repairs in Focus: Material Interpretation and Object Itineraries (Lecture)

Jason Baird Jackson , May 6th, 2020


Sowei Mask Repairs in Focus: Material Interpretation and Object Itineraries A Material Culture Studies Lecture by Kristin Otto Thursday May 14, 2020 2–3 p.m. (EST) Email Jason Jackson…


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New Project Pages

Jason Baird Jackson , February 23rd, 2020


Here on Shreds and Patches, there is a new menu item for Projects. The Projects landing page gives a quick overview of, and links to, some of key…


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Application Time: Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Jason Baird Jackson , November 27th, 2019


It is time again for graduate students to consider applying to participate in the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA). Here are this year’s details, courtesy of the…


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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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“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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Exploding Objects: A Month at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Haidy Geismar , August 27th, 2019


Rose Taylor, PhD Candidate, UCL Anthropology Over the course of four weeks between June and July 2019 I participated in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s Summer…


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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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Exhibitions Week: Echoes of the Rainforest: The Visual Arts of the Shipibo Indians

Jason Baird Jackson , March 20th, 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. I sure wish I could…


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Museum Anthropology Has a Lot to Offer Public Anthropology!

aaaguestcontributor , February 11th, 2019


This post was submitted by AAA member Jen Shannon, curator and associate professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History and department of…


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At the Estonian National Museum

Jason Baird Jackson , November 1st, 2018


#fulbrightspecialist #fulbright #exchangeourworld This is the third of three anticipated posts on my fall 2019 visit to Estonia (1st, 2nd). A great resource for the University of Tartu’s…


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The 2019 Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Jason Baird Jackson , October 31st, 2018


It is time to think about SIMA again! As in the past, I share here on an announcement from the SIMA organizers at the National Museum of Natural…


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Two Short Courses in Tartu

Jason Baird Jackson , October 24th, 2018


#fulbrightspecialist #fulbright #exchangeourworld In an earlier post, I expressed my appreciation for the opportunity to visit the University of Tartu as a Fulbright Specialist. Among my tasks w…


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The University of Tartu, Appreciated

Jason Baird Jackson , October 17th, 2018


I recently spent an extended time in Tartu, Estonia. I had the wonderful opportunity to be a Fulbright Specialist visiting the Departments of: (1) Estonian and Comparative Folklore,…


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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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Fieldwork: Highlights from the Textile Group

Jason Baird Jackson , March 18th, 2018


This post in the recent series on December 2017 research and travel in Guangxi, China was written by Carrie Hertz, who also provided the photographs. In this post,…


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Workshop on Ethnographic Methods in Museum Folklore and Ethnology

Jason Baird Jackson , January 13th, 2018


This post is the next in my series of reports on the trip to China that American museum colleagues and I took in December 2017. The Beijing posts…


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The Ethnic Costume Museum at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (12/9)

Jason Baird Jackson , January 6th, 2018


In the previous post in this series, I described how my traveling companions and I visited Beijing’s 798 Art Zone. (For the series in order, see 1, 2,…


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Congratulations to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on the Publication of Navajo Textiles Volume

Jason Baird Jackson , July 28th, 2017


Congratulations our colleagues at in the Department of Anthropology at the the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on the publication of the new volume Navajo Textiles: The…


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A Mon Carrying Basket from Myanmar

Jason Baird Jackson , July 23rd, 2017


Between November 1963 and August 1964, William C. Sturtevant and Theda Maw Sturtevant pursued ethnographic field research in Burma (now Myanmar) with support from the (U.S.) National Science…


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A Japanese Packbasket

Jason Baird Jackson , July 22nd, 2017


Here I present another of the Asian packbaskets that I examined in the ethnology collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. (See…


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An Ifugao Packbasket from Northern Luzon, Philippines

Jason Baird Jackson , July 21st, 2017


In connection with ongoing research on work baskets in the Southwestern provinces of China, I spent some time during the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology looking comparatively at…


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