Michael Galban is the Curator and for the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site. Ganondagan is a 17th century Seneca town site and nationally regarded as a center for Iroquoian history and cultural preservation. Michael has expert knowledge of Native American material culture and art specializing in Eastern Woodland cultures and has been actively working with the many Haudenosaunee communities to preserve ancient arts for over 20 years. Michael has worked as a costume and historical consultant in film and television and on historic site development for many years - most recently working with the Museum of the American Revolution on their Oneida Patriots exhibit. He has recently written a book on the historical art of Robert Griffing and has published papers and articles on Haudenosaunee material culture in magazines and academic journals. He curated the 2017 exhibit “Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation” at the Seneca Art & Culture Center and is currently researching for a book on the Moose-hair embroidered tumplines of the Northeastern Woodlands.
Contact : Michael.Galban[at]parks.ny.gov