This exhibit from Ottoman Syria explores the region’s textile production during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when Syria was an international hub for the trade and production of handwoven cloth. With a focus on the social and seasonal contexts in which garments were worn by men, women, and children, the exhibition’s presentation of these distinguished textiles enables audiences to engage with Syrian culture and weaving techniques from a bygone era.
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The Asian Pacific Resource Center is a special collection of the LA County Library that encompasses academic materials as well as film, music, novels, magazines, and newspapers. The collection focuses on the Asian American Pacific Islander American experience, with core holdings in history, art, and culture. The center has over 100 titles on microfilm of historical Asian immigrant newspapers published in the US. Also on microfilm, the center has newspapers and documents from the Japanese American incarceration during World War…
Campaign for Justice: The Japanese Latin American Story, highlights the hidden history and stories of Japanese Latin Americans who were abducted from their home countries and wrongfully incarcerated in the United States during World War II. In a virtual program, the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute will feature the 2004 short film, Hidden Internment: The Art Shibayama Story.
At the Crossroads: Qandahar in Images and Empires features the earliest known photographs of Qandahar, Afghanistan, taken between 1880 and 1881 at the end of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Today, they offer insights into the region, its local populations, and its rich cultural traditions. We invite you to explore a free publication, an online preview of images, and stories related to this project, which were developed by Getty in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Stories and Voices from L.A. Chinatown is the first in the series Archive Alive. The exhibition activates historic photographs, documents, and maps drawn from Huntington’s and LAPL’s vast collections through online exhibitions, site-specific installations and displays, and interviews with community members, whose personal reflections and connections bring the archives to life.