Project Tag: Material Culture

Chang-Su Houchins

Photo from The Korea Times Korean American, Museum Work, Material Culture Chang-Su Houchins (1925-2009) Chang-su Cho Houchins was a scholar and a museum specialist who contributed to making East Asian culture accessible to the American public. Born in 1925, in Pyongyang, Korea, she studied anthropology at Japan Women’s University in Tokyo during WWII. After coming …

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Teodoro Vidal Santoni

Photographer unknown; promotional image used in many publications. Puerto Rican, Material Culture, Folklore, History Teodoro Vidal Santoni (1923-2016) A self-taught historian, Teodoro Vidal Santoni uncovered more than four centuries of Puerto Rican culture, traditions, and popular art, and raised them to international recognition.  Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Vidal Santoni attended the …

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