The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) and Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues at the University of California, Berkeley (CRNAI) are pleased to announce our resumption of the Native American Museum Studies Institute (NAMSI) in 2024 after a four-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Please see for information about previous NAMSIs. NAMSI takes place primarily at UC Berkeley.

NAMSI helps to increase the capacity of Tribal leaders, museum professionals, and community members to repatriate, conserve, and revitalize Tribal cultural heritage, foster Tribal representations and partnerships, and educate Tribal and non-Tribal communities through museum and cultural organization development.

NAMSI 2024 will take place from August 5 to 8, with an optional day on August 9. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the Institute is full, at which time this form will be closed. The Institute is able to accommodate up to 20 participants who work, volunteer, or have a role in governing Tribal museums and cultural organizations, with an emphasis on serving under-resourced people and institutions.

It should take you about 15 minutes to complete the application process. The information you provide is confidential and will only be used to conduct NAMSI.
  • Fill out all form fields in this application.
  • Upload your resume.
  • If you are selected to attend NAMSI 2024, you will be asked to submit a $50 application fee.

Applicants will be notified within one month of applying. In the meantime. please feel free to reach out to Paula Myers at with questions.

We appreciate your time and interest!

NAMSI 2024 is generously supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Indigenous Knowledge Initiative.

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* 1. I am involved in planning, developing, operating, administering, and/or governing a Tribal museum or cultural organization in a staff, volunteer, or other role.