A visual artist born in Thailand makes use of primary source materials in the Archives in performance art.
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When talking to school kids visiting the Museum, I love to ask them if they collect anything? Their hands fly up in the air and they eagerly describe their personal treasures of rocks, key chains, Pokemon or baseball cards, bottle caps, and state quarters. When I was a kid I collected stuffed octopi. Seriously – […]
This is the third entry in a series of posts on Collecting and Acquisitions. For over fifty years, the Penn Museum was home to renowned anthropologist Igor Kopytoff (1930-2013), Consulting Curator in the Museum’s African Section. I was never personally acquainted with Igor, however, I, like many other young anthropologists, came to know him by […]