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November 9, 2010
'AMERICAN TAPESTRY' EXHIBITION TELLS 25 STORIES THROUGH COLLECTED OBJECTS, ART: Japanese American National Museum Marks 25th Anniversary with Special Exhibition

As part of its celebration of its 25th Anniversary since its incorporation, the Japanese American National Museum will unveil its latest exhibition, American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection, on Saturday, November 13.

The National Museum, since its founding in 1985 and its public opening in 1992, has developed the world’s largest collection of Japanese American objects, including artifacts, photographs, ...
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Threads of 'American Tapestry' Displayed at JANM
Rafu Shimpo, November 22, 2010

The Japanese American National Museum unveiled a new exhibition, "American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection" on Nov. 13 as part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary.

The 25 items were chosen from more than 80,000 artifacts, documents, photographs, oral histories and works of art currently in the museum’s collection.

Clement Hanami, JANM director of programs and curator of the exhibition, said that each object has a link to Facebook and other websites so that visitors with iPhones or PDAs can instantly access further information. "Technology changes things. It also changes how people, especially young people, engage with information … We’re part of a network of a lot of information sources."