Today Jim Yellowhawk (Lakota—pictured above), a participant in the Artist Leadership Program, and I had to give two presentations, one to NMAI staff and another that was open to the public. Luckily, since I hate public speaking, the public session was sparsely attended and most of the attendees were museum staff who didn’t make it to the earlier one. The first presentation was in a really cool board room (pictured below) up on the top floor with a view of the Capitol building. Also, before that session I got to have a conference call training session with a professional practices instructor at Columbia University that was really great. The whole experience here has been invaluable and I’ve also made a lot of great connections! Tomorrow, I’m going to be doing research in the collections at the Museum Support Center for the National Museum of Natural History in the morning and then I’ll be in the National Anthropological Archives in the afternoon. Oh, and we’ll have to give another staff presentation at lunch.