Knowledge positions in Aotearoa and Turtle Island art museums

Interview with First Nations curators Kathleen Ash-Milby, Maia Nuku and Nigel Borell.
 

Léuli Eshrāghi is a Sāmoan artist, curator, NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney commissioned artist, and Horizon/Indigenous Futures postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University, Montreal.

Kathleen Ash‑Milby is a member of the Navajo Nation and Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum. She previously organised numerous exhibitions as Associate Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York City and Washington, DC.

Maia Nuku is a curator and researcher of Māori (Ngāi Tai) and British descent, and Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Nigel Borell is a Pirirakau, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Whakatōhea writer and Curator of Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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