Valley Talks, a series of biweekly historical lectures by the Museum of Work & Culture, continues Sunday, January 23 at 1pm on Zoom.
In this presentation, Smithsonian Museum Specialist Noriko Sanefuji highlights the work being done to tell the story of Japanese American incarceration through artifacts. A co-curator of the original Smithsonian exhibit “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II” (upon which the Museum of Work & Culture’s current temporary exhibition is based), Sanefuji’s presentation will reflect on how artifacts and objects are important in analyzing and synthesizing this history.
Individuals can register for the talk by visiting: https://bit.ly/3yrn7t7
Noriko Sanefuji is a Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) in Washington, D.C. Her areas of focus are Japanese American and Asian Pacific American history and culture. Over the past fifteen years, Sanefuji has worked on the preservation of Asian Pacific American history and culture, organizing public programs and the collection of artifacts. She is the co-curator of “Righting a Wrong: the Japanese American Experience in World War II” (2017) and its traveling SITES exhibition (2019). Sanefuji has worked as a curator, researcher, educator, program producer, and docent coordinator. She has been producing the NMAH’s Day of Remembrance program for over ten years.