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Summer 2021 Preliminary Work
In the Summer of 2021, the Reconnect Team put together a set of goals and a budget. With their initial funding, they conducted a preliminary survey of Michigan’s Philippine Collections and began to articulate a vision for what ReConnect/ReCollect could eventually become.
ReConnect ReCollect Receives Grant from the Humanities Collaboratory
ReConnect/ReCollect received two years of funding from the University of Michigan’s Humanities Collaboratory, which provides resources for humanities scholars to experiment with collaborative, team-based approaches to humanities research.
Visit to the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan
ReConnect/ReCollect’s Co-Pi’s Deirdre De La Cruz and Ricky Punzalan were invited to speak at the PACCM as part of their Filipino-American History Month Series.
Reparative Collections Survey Begins
In the Fall of 2021, the Reparative Curation team brings their new methodology to the collection survey.
Visit to the University of Michigan Zoological Collections
In October 2021, the ReConnect Team visited the Mammals Collection at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology in an effort to get to know the natural sciences side of the Philippine collection.
Ricky Punzalan speaks at SOAS about Reparative Approaches to Philippine Collections
This presentation discusses the current efforts to develop alternative ways to represent and provide access to Philippine materials held by the University’s Bentley Historical Library, the Special Collections Research Center, and the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology.
November 3, 2021
Visiting the UMMAA Collections
As a first step in our efforts toward Reparative Curation, Jim Moss, the Collections Manager for the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, led the ReConnect/ ReCollect Team on a tour of some of the Museum’s Philippine Collections.
November 12, 2021
First Meeting with External Advisory Board
ReConnect/ReCollect convened its first meeting with its advisory board to discuss reparative efforts to collections.
December 7, 2021
ReConnect / ReCollect Announces Artist Residency for May 2022
From May 14-28, 2022, ReConnect/ReCollect will host a two-week, paid residency at the University of Michigan that invites three visual artists– Maia Cruz Palileo, Francis Estrada, and Janna Añonuevo Langholz– to engage our Philippine collections, exploring the themes of archives, material history, decolonial praxis and restitution, and Filipino, Filipinx, and/or Indigenous identity.
February 1, 2022
Artists Francis Estrada, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, and Maia Cruz Palileo joined the ReConnect Team for two weeks exploring and contemplating the University of Michigan’s Philippine Collections. They discussed their visit at a recorded Roundtable, available here.
May 14 – 28, 2022
ReConnect / ReCollect at the Michigan Kalayaan Celebration
ReConnect/ReCollect joined the Michigan Filipinx community in celebrating Philippine Independence Day.
June 12, 2022