One of the images from the College’s East Asia Image Collection is featured, showing an adult and two children huddled over a map.

Unknown artist. Published by Osaka Teikoku Shikō, c. 1942-45. East Asia Image Collection, Special Collections and College Archives, Skillman Library, Lafayette College

Thirty-six items from the College’s East Asia Image Collection are featured in an exhibit curated by Eimi Tagore-Erwin at a Tribeca, NYC, gallery called apexart. The exhibit, KANTEN: The Limits of History, contains several pieces of sculpture, photography, and film shorts that “examine Japan’s expansionism during the Asia Pacific war from an array of viewpoints.” Prof. Paul Barclay, who serves as the general editor of the East Asia Image Collection, was invited to speak about the College’s collection during a panel at the gallery. 

“Over the years, the East Asia Image Collection has brought researchers from Japan and throughout the United States to Skillman Library,” Barclay says. “I was joined in last week’s panel in Tribeca by eminent art historians Asato Ikeda (Fordham University) and Chinghsin Wu (Rutgers-Camden), both of whom use the EAIC frequently in their own teaching and research. It is gratifying to know that the collection is still bringing scholars, educators, and students of art or history together after over 15 years of existence.” 

The exhibit is on display through May 20. MORE

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