Culture & Civic Life
With assistance from the Annenberg Foundation, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten intervened in a French auction by purchasing sacred Native American ob...
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum complex in the world. NMAI is comprised of three facilities: the museum on Washington D.C.'s National Mall, the George Gustav Heye Center in New York City, and the Cultural Resources Center in Maryland. These three facilities offer a vast range of galleries, performances, educational programming, research, and conservation and repatriation programs. Additionally, the NMAI engages in community outreach efforts beyond the confines of these three facilities. With their vast resources, programs, and collections, the NMAI elevates the histories, stories, and cultures of past and contemporary Native communities across the Western Hemisphere.
Repatriating the Wrongfully Taken
In 2016, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten was honored by NMAI with the Innovative Partnership in Repatriation Award "for his instrumental role in the purchase of 24 sacred American Indian objects from a Parisian auction house with the express purpose of repatriating them to the Hopi and Apache Nations. Read this piece from The New York Times for more information about his efforts to return sacred objects to their rightful owners.
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