NAISA Conference May 17–19, 2018
InterContinental Hotel | 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

NAISA Preconference Tour of the Resources Center of the Autry

Wed, May 16, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Resources Center of the Autry
210 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502


NAISA conference attendees are invited to a behind the scenes tour of the Resources Center of the Autry, the future home of a 100,000-square-foot collections care, research, and education facility. This state-of-the-art facility will have the technology and equipment essential to properly care for, protect, and preserve the Autry’s important cultural assets, including more than 500,000 artifacts and library materials—among them those from the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and Braun Research Library Collections.

Participants will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the reading room, ceremonial garden, conservation labs, collection storage, and research areas. The tour will be led by the following Autry staff members:

  • LaLena H. Lewark, Senior Director, Collections and Conservation

  • Karimah O.K. Richardson, Associate Curator of Archaeology and Osteology

  • Lylliam Posadas, Repatriation and Community Research Manager

  • Liza Posas, Head, Research Services and Archives

The number of participants is limited due to space constraints.

NOTE: Large purses, bags, and food are not permitted in some sections of the tour, so please plan to leave these belongings in your vehicles.

Free parking is available in the Resources Center lot. We look forward to seeing you!

Image: LaLena H. Lewark leading a tour at the Resources Center