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SAN FRANCISCO– Not for Sale: the Ethics of Collecting Cultural Heritage

October 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am9:20 am


SAN FRANCISCO–Join University of San Francisco MA in Museum Studies program, Art History/Arts Management program and Thacher Gallery for a panel discussion on the ethical implications of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting culturally significant objects, with discussions on the Eaton collection and the attempted auction of 450 handmade items from the Japanese American concentration camps, the 50 Objects/50 Stories project, and the collection at the National Japanese American Historical Society. Featured speakers include Paloma Añoveros, Karren Shorofsky, Rosalyn Tonai, and Nancy Ukai.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

3:00 – 4:20 PM

McLaren Conference Center room 250, University of San Francisco

This event is presented in conjunction with the Thacher Gallery exhibition Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps, on view August 21 – November 15, 2017.

About the exhibition:

Something from Nothing features over 120 objects created by incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. Included are handmade objects, historical artifacts, and photographs from the collection of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) as well as two contemporary art installations by Barbara Horiuchi and Marlene Iyemura. Co-presented with the National Japanese American Historical Society.

This project is made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the NEH. Visit www.calhum.org.


October 24, 2017
8:00 am – 9:20 am
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