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A Pacific Connection, Museum Style

August 5, 2014

Perspectives, the newsletter of the The College of Arts and Sciences, published a piece about the Ancient Shores, Changing Tides museum exchange, which the Southeast Asia Center supported. From the article:

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In the Philippines, Suquamish delegate Kate Ahvakana shows photos of the Suquamish tribe to members of the Sibaltan Weaving Cooperative. Photo by Angela Flemming

“When children on Palawan Island in the Philippines gathered earlier this year to practice traditional songs and dances of their Cuyonon culture, their inspiration came from an unlikely source: the Suquamish Tribe in Washington state.

Residents of Sibaltan, a village at the remote northern tip of Palawan Island, and Suquamish, a tribal community on Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula, became acquainted over the past year through Ancient Shores, Changing Tides, a project facilitated by the Burke Museum that included cultural exchanges, workshops, mentorship, and exhibition support. The project was funded through the Museums Connect* program, which fosters connections between people in the U.S. and abroad through innovative, museum-based exchanges.”

Read the full story on the Perspectives website