IMPORTANT HALL UPDATE
Together with Indigenous community partners, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has made the decision to close the North American Indian Cultures Hall.
Developed in the 1970s, the Hall perpetuated harmful stereotypes and centered the Museum and white, dominant culture. To acknowledge the harm we have caused, we have developed and agreed upon a healing statement in collaboration with Indigenous consultants, and with input and guidance from conversations with community members. The statement was crafted after taking into account the concerns expressed by the community, and in direct response to those concerns.
Together with Indigenous community members, we will reimagine exhibition curation, collecting, programming and conservation practices with respect to Indigenous culture, heritage and belongings. We recognize that there is more work to be done, and we are committed to working with, and for, community members as we move forward in reimagining our practices.