Report of Regents Cultural Education Committee to The Board of Regents
Regent Roger Tilles, Chair of the Cultural Education Committee, submitted the following written report. Your Committee on Cultural Education Committee had its scheduled meeting on January 14, 2013.
In attendance were committee members: Regents Tilles, Cea, Jackson Dawson, Cottrell, and Rosa. Absent: Regent Bendit. In addition to CE Committee Members, in attendance were: Regents Norwood, Cashin and Chapey and Commissioner King.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
Chair’s Remarks: Regent Tilles welcomed everyone and opened the meeting. Regent Tilles remarked that the Museum Advisory Council will meet in February.
Regents Advisory Council for Museums Appointments
Deputy Commissioner Cannell presented this recommendation to approve and fill two vacancies on the Regents Advisory Council for Museums as submitted.
Motion to appoint Tony Bannon and Catherine Gilbert to the Regents Advisory Council on Museums.
Motion by: Regent Dawson
Second by: Regent Cottrell
Passed by Unanimous Vote.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Dr. Lisa Andersen, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Coordinator and Curator of Bioarchaeology presented an update to the Committee on background of the NAGPRA, the Museum’s ethnology and archaeology collections and claims for repatriation of Native American materials in the Museum’s collection.
Mural in Chancellor’s Hall
Commissioner King announced that the mural "Genius of America", which is installed in Chancellor’s Hall, has been reopened for public viewing. The Commissioner distributed a brochure about the mural and asked Museum Director Mark Schaming, to present a brief history regarding the Mural. Several interpretive panels have been installed in Chancellor’s Hall to describe the mural and provide its context and history.
The committee adjourned at 4:35 to Chancellor’s Hall so that members could view the mural.