We will be sharing videos of the online programs presented in conjunction with Contested Histories and more! Please check back for additional videos.

Contested Histories Talk: Episode 1—Clement Hanami

Learn about the origins and creation of Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection, from curator Clement Hanami, in this program and Q&A that was livestreamed on April 11, 2020.


Contested Histories Talk: Episode 2—Stories from the Road

Learn about what was involved in traveling Contested Histories from curator Clement Hanami in this program and Q&A that was livestreamed on April 30, 2020. He also shared the stories of some of the connections that he has made in tracking down more details about the artifacts in the collection.


Contested Histories Talk: Episode 3—Nancy Ukai

50 Objects/Stories Project Director Nancy Ukai joined Clement Hanami for a presentation and Q&A about the successful fight to stop the auction of the Eaton Collection and the efforts to preserve and learn more about the artifacts that are part of Contested Histories in this program and Q&A that was livestreamed on May 23, 2020. Ukai is a writer and researcher who helped lead the social media protest to stop the Rago auction of the Eaton Collection artifacts in 2015. She is co-administrator of the Facebook page Japanese American History: Not for Sale.


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Top: Chair constructed by Yorozu Homma while incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp in Wyoming during World War II. Japanese American National Museum, Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection (2015.100.57).