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From the Smithsonian Museums

Eric Hollinger

Eric Hollinger is a Tribal Liaison for the Repatriation Office of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. He works with Native Alaskans and tribes throughout the United States on repatriation issues, particularly with 3D digitization and replication for cultural restoration.

Tlingit Killer Whale Clan Hat digitized and repatriated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in 2005. (Nick Partridge, Smithsonian)

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