Liisa-Rávná Finbog is a Sámi archaeologist and museologist from Oslo/Vaapste/Skánit on the Norwegian side of the border. She lives in Oslo and is currently pursuing a PhD in museology where she looks at the relation between Sámi identity and duodji within a museological framework.
She is also an accomplished practicioner of duodji and teaches both courses and workshops in traditional Sámi arts.
museology and museum studies
Collections and exhibitions
2013 MA i Museologi, Universitetet i Oslo
"Med nav og eiker. En museologisk analyse av hvordan markesamisk identitet skapes, reforhandles, vedlikeholdes og utvikler seg ved Várdobáiki samisk senter"
2010 MA I Arkeologi, Universitetet i Oslo
"Gullgubber i Nord : Om mannen som ble en gud og kvinnen som ble et landskap - eller fortellingen om kjønn, ideologi og kult på Borg i Lofoten"
Phd-project: 'It Speaks To You' - Making kin of people, duodji, and stories in Sámi museums.
Abstract: This project” looks at the process of regaining Indigenous sovereignty, through the recentering of Sami identities. It does so by firstly, by looking into how epistemicide (the colonial killing of knowledge) following the colonization of Sapmi, the Sami homelands, worked to disrupt the knowledge(s) contained in the traditional aesthetic practice of duodji. Secondly, it traces the work that is being done in Sami communities today to re-remember practices within duodji and in the process negotiate Sami identities, and how museums with their vast collections of Sami heritage objects play into these processes.