June Carpenter

Repatriation Specialist

Science Focus

      June Carpenter (Osage/Shawnee) works as the NAGPRA Director within the Field Museum’s Center for Repatriation. Carpenter leads and coordinates repatriation activities, including consultation, assessment, and physical returns, and contributes to the development of the Museum’s repatriation policy and procedures. Carpenter has previously worked as a NAGPRA Assistant for the Osage Nation and in museums as a collections manager and registrar. She is a graduate of Tulane University (BS) and the University of Oklahoma (JD, MA).