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Los Alamos/Japan Project Making History

on April 21, 2017 - 4:52am
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
In just one year since it’s founding, the Los Alamos/Japan Project is already building a bridge of understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki—and making history around the globe.
  • For the second year in a row, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded a grant to the Los Alamos/Japan Project. This 2017 grant of $2,500 will help support travel for two invitees to the prominent museum-memorial ceremonies in Hiroshima on August 6 and in Nagasaki on August 9. Attending will be Los Alamos History Museum Director Judith Stauber and Historical Society Board Member Michael Redondo.
  • ​July 16: Suspended Moment performance with artist Yukiyo Kawano. Yuki is a 3rd generation atomic bomb survivor, born and raised in Hiroshima. Suspended Momentcaptures the unimaginable horror of nuclear war through a sculptural installation, magnified by a Butoh performance, soundscape, and poetry. This event will take place in historic Fuller Lodge on July 16, the anniversary of the world’s first atomic test at Trinity Site, 200 miles south of Los Alamos, and is co-sponsored with Mesa Public Library and Poet Alison Cobb, daughter of longtime Historical Society members Don and Connie Cobb.
  • Sept. 9-10: Special events to welcome Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Director Kenji Shiga and Outreach Manager Kahori Wada on their historic first-time visit to Los Alamos, initiated by relationships developed through the Los Alamos/Japan Project.
  • The Los Alamos/Japan Project is traveling to the UK. Los Alamos History Museum Director Judith Stauber will be presenting at the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, September 15–17, 2017, at the University of Manchester in England.The International Conference on the Inclusive Museum brings together a community of museum practitioners, researchers, and thinkers. The key question addressed by the conference is “How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive?” In this time of fundamental social change, what is the role of the museum, both as a creature of that change and, perhaps, as an agent of change?
  • The Los Alamos/Japan Project is proud to announce its newest partnership with theSanta Fe Council on International Relations. We are grateful for the participation of numerous partnerships with individuals and organizations who have written letters of support and collaborated on community programs. We continue to welcome new partnerships with those who value constructive dialogue.
  • Exhibit Opening! Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Projectexplores the goals of this unique intercultural initiative to create understanding through shared history, partnerships, dialogue, multiple perspectives, and collaboration. Please join us on Friday, April 21, 3-5 p.m. in the Los Alamos History Museum Rotating Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through July 9. 
  • Flight of the Cranes! Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of paper crane donations from around the world. Create YOUR crane to send to Japan at the exhibit, Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver community cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August.

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