The Museum of Anthropology at UBC has just announced that it has appointed Dr. Susan Rowley to a three-year term as director.
Rowley, who holds a PhD in archaeology from Cambridge University, is a curator at MOA and an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at UBC.
According to a news release posted on the MOA website, Rowley's research focuses on representation, repatriation, public archaeology, Arctic archaeology, oral history, material culture, and access to cultural heritage. She collaborates regularly with Musqueam and other Indigenous communities in B.C. on exhibitions, training initiatives, and research projects.
“I am honoured and humbled by this opportunity to further develop MOA’s history of working with Indigenous partners and originating communities around the world,” says Rowley in the news release.
“I look forward to working with the dedicated team at MOA as we review our policies and procedures and implement BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act as well as UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan."