Hiroshima Museum Director Kenji Shija, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation Chairperson Yasuyoshi Komizo, Los Alamos Historical Museum Director Judith Stauber and Los Alamos Historical Society board member Michael Redondo. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Museum
The public is invited to a conversation at the Library, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, about the Los Alamos Japan Project that has been initiated by Los Alamos History Museum director Judith Stauber. An exhibit about the Project is on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library through Nov. 21.
‘Peace’s New Century Project’ by Masaru Tanaka and Betsie Miller-Kusz. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Museum
Stauber, along with Los Alamos Historical Society board member Michael Redondo, traveled to Japan last summer to network with museum directors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They will share their impressions of this summer’s visit, show slides from the trip and update the public on the progress of the initiative.
The Los Alamos Japan Project is a long-term project to develop dialogue with international museum colleagues and pursue understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Los Alamos Japan Project is focused on creating understanding through shared history, partnerships, dialogue, multiple perspectives, and collaboration. The effort to understand viewpoints, norms, and values that differ from our own will benefit us with increased knowledge of people, places, and the world.
The Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library features month-long shows created by local and regional artists, as well as traveling exhibits. For more information about library events, call 505.662.8250, or visit the library’s website at www.losalamosnm.org/events.