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:
“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.”