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'Times' profiles Gover
Gover profiled in 'The New York Times'
In his first in-depth interview since becoming director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover, a professor at the College of Law, told The New York Times about his plans for the treasured collection.
Gover told reporter Robin Pogrebin the museum should not only reflect Indians' history and culture, but develop into a hub of Indian scholarship.
"I would love for this to be a place where the very best scholars on Native issues wanted to work," said Gover, who became director on Dec. 2. "We're not there yet. We're not anywhere close to that. But I think we can get there."
In the article titled, "Undaunted Director at Indian Museum," Gover suggested the exhibitions could be more topical, daring and interactive. He plans to solicit suggestions from tribes around the country and believes Indians are potential museum donors.
"Tribes have begun to have resources they never had before - disposable income," he said. "I would like to see if it's possible to get the Indian community to adopt this museum."