By Akemi Kikumura-Yano,Lane Ryo Hirabayashi,James A. Hirabayashi

Los Angeles's jap American nationwide Museum, tested in 1992, is still the single museum within the usa expressly devoted to sharing the tale of american citizens of eastern ancestry. The nationwide Museum is a distinct establishment that operates in collaboration with different associations, museums, researchers, audiences, and funders. during this choice of seventeen essays, anthropologists, artwork historians, museum curators, writers, designers, and historians offer case experiences exploring collaboration with community-oriented companions so one can record, interpret, and current their histories and studies and supply a brand new figuring out of what museums can and will be within the United States.

Current scholarship in museum stories is usually constrained to interpretations by means of students and curators. Common Ground brings descriptive info to the highbrow canon and illustrates how museum associations needs to be reworked and recreated to fit the desires of the twenty-first century.

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