VIRTUAL TALK: Contested Histories on the Road with Clement Hanami

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VIRTUAL TALK: Contested Histories on the Road with Clement Hanami

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Dive into the experience of traveling across the country with the Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection special display, from program developer and curator Clement Hanami in this live presentation and Q&A!

Allen Hendershott Eaton’s historic 1952 book, Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps, explored art and craft objects created by persons of Japanese descent while wrongfully incarcerated in the World War II American concentration camps. After many years of lying forgotten in storage, the collection was inherited by a family friend of Eaton’s, who in April 2015 attempted to put it up for auction. An outcry arose from Japanese American community leaders and activists, who rallied successfully to stop the insensitive sale of these important artifacts of Japanese American history. Ultimately, the collection was transferred to the Japanese American National Museum for safekeeping.

Now a traveling display, both physically and digitally, Contested Histories is intended to help gather information about each individual object so that the museum’s efforts to preserve and catalog the collection can be as complete as possible

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

This live public program is free and open to all. Go to JANM’s YouTube channel at the program time to watch it live on youtube.com/janmdotorg.

We encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you will be notified when the video is streaming live. You can also follow us on social media (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram). We will share the direct link to the livestream video.

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Dive into the experience of traveling across the country with the Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection special display, from program developer and curator Clement Hanami in this live presentation and Q&A!

Allen Hendershott Eaton’s historic 1952 book, Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps, explored art and craft objects created by persons of Japanese descent while wrongfully incarcerated in the World War II American concentration camps. After many years of lying forgotten in storage, the collection was inherited by a family friend of Eaton’s, who in April 2015 attempted to put it up for auction. An outcry arose from Japanese American community leaders and activists, who rallied successfully to stop the insensitive sale of these important artifacts of Japanese American history. Ultimately, the collection was transferred to the Japanese American National Museum for safekeeping.

Now a traveling display, both physically and digitally, Contested Histories is intended to help gather information about each individual object so that the museum’s efforts to preserve and catalog the collection can be as complete as possible

This live public program is free and open to all. Go to JANM’s YouTube channel at the program time to watch it live on youtube.com/janmdotorg.

We encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you will be notified when the video is streaming live. You can also follow us on social media (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram). We will share the direct link to the livestream video.

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