2008 National Conference » Events

How Objects Speak: Collecting and Interpreting Personal Histories

Akemi Kikumura Yano, President & CEO, Japanese American National Museum

Topic: Passing It Forward
Date: Friday, July 4, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol 7, 4th Floor

This workshop will focus on how to collect, interpret, and create personal and community histories, with special emphasis on how to share these findings through various media, such as books, exhibitions, videos, performances, or Web sites. Akemi Kikumura Yano, PhD, CEO at the Japanese American National Museum, will share her experiences as an anthropologist and museum curator using her family’s story from early immigration through their incarceration in Arkansas during World War II to the present.