Claire joined Bernstein & Associates in 2015. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Scripps College, and a M.S. in Museum and Field Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She has worked extensively with anthropological collections at museums in Colorado and Washington.

For her Master’s project at the University of Colorado, she developed and facilitated a two-day training for undergraduate and graduate students on the NAGPRA consultation project.

Jacey Bonavia, Associate

Jaimie Luria, Associate

In 2003, Jan founded Bernstein & Associates to help clients comply with NAGPRA and build capacity to repatriate the remains of their ancestors and cultural items.  Half a decade before the passage of NAGPRA, Jan was introduced to this critical human rights work when she joined the California Department of Parks and Recreation to begin to lay the groundwork for the eventual repatriation of Native American human remains representing thousands of individuals and cultural items.

Since the passage of NAGPRA, Jan has worked together with Indian tribes throughout the country, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and federal agencies on all aspects of NAGPRA implementation from strategic planning to repatriation and reburial. The projects have resulted in the repatriation of human remains repatriating thousands of individuals and cultural items. Many of the projects were funded by NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation and Repatriation grants written by Jan. 

Jan is on the faculty of the National Preservation Institute and is an instructor for the National NAGPRA Program.

She holds a B.A. in Art and Art History from California State University Sacramento and an M.S. in Museum and Field Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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who we are

Jan Bernstein, Founder and Managing Director

Claire Wilbert, Associate


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