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Monday, October 21, 2013

Free Symposium to Highlight Challenges of Working in Visitors’ Centers, Museums, Historic Sites & Related Places

The Politics of Representation: Reflections on Controversial Issues in Museums and Related Places in Japan and Hawaii   
This two-day symposium brings together scholars and professionals from Japan and Hawaiʻi to discuss the challenges of working in visitors’ centers, museums, historic sites, K-12 and college classrooms, and other related places. Presenters will speak about their experiences researching and preparing exhibits, consulting with scholars and community stakeholders, talking to education specialists, and discussing problems with museum board members and staff.

They will also describe audience responses, reflect on their experiences, and share suggestions for the future. 

Two-Day Symposium and Keynote Presentation   

  • Two-Day Symposium                  
    • Friday, November 1
      12 PM to 3:30 PM
      Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    • Saturday, November 2
      9 AM to 4:30 PM
      Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Keynote Presentation by Liz Ševčenko, director of Guantanamo Public Memory Project, Columbia University
    • Friday, November 1
      6 PM to 8 PM
      Atherton Hālau, Bishop Museum
Two-day symposium and keynote presentation: Free and open to the public.

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