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Asian Pacific American Program Collections

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Webpage featuring the Smithsonian's newest acquisitions such as posters, quilts, and costumes related to the story of Asian Pacific Americans. Viewers are invited to donate objects and submit comments.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program (APAP) provides vision, leadership, and support for all Asian Pacific American (APA) activities at the Smithsonian, while serving as the Smithsonian's liaison to APA communities. Through exhibitions, programs, research, and collaborations, APAP reflects experiences of Asian Pacific Americans, their role in U.S. history, and empowers them by increasing their sense of inclusion in our national culture.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Multimedia

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Webpage displaying videos, photos, interactives, and audio from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

Asian Pacific American Program Introduction

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Curator video of Phil Nash, APA curator [Catalog No. - CFV10245; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in Torch, July 1993

Chef Jeffrey Adams reaches for the spice ladle as Florence Pope, right, a Smithsonian nurse; Richard Ahlborn, a curator in the National Museum of American History's Division of Community Life; and other staffers wait with anticipation for a delicious lunch at the National Museum of American History's recent Wok Day. To help celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Daka restaurants held a Wok Day at Natural History and one at American History.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program orientation video

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Part of the "Welcome to Smithsonian" videos. This video introduces the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

Google Hangout for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
What happens when you bring together Lisa Ling, Angry Asian Man, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center? A seriously amazing conversation about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We're going to chat about the significance of APA Heritage Month and this year's theme, "I Want the Wide American Earth," and we'll take questions from you -- our supporters and fans. Send us questions by including #may1apa in your tweet, leaving a message on this event page, or emailing us at APAC@si.edu. Join us on May 1 from 3:00pm -- 3:45pm (EDT) for the Smithsonian's first Google+ Hangout. The video link will go live at the start time. You can watch via YouTube as these panelists participate in the Hangout. The Hangout will be archived on YouTube so you can watch it later at your convenience. Panelists include: * Konrad Ng, Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. * Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). * Phil Yu, the blogger behind Angry Asian Man. * Lisa Ling, journalist, writer, and host of "Our America with Lisa Ling." Moderator: Gautam Raghavan, Associate Director of Public Engagement at the White House. This Google+ Hangout is a partnership between the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For more information about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events at the Smithsonian, visit http://apa.si.edu/heritage You may be wondering: What is a Google+ Hangout? Google+ Hangout is a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Video Interviews

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
During the 2011 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day Event, held at the National Museum of American History, a team of ARTLAB+ teens filmed video interviews, asking festival goers about a favorite family recipe or memory from the kitchen. The footage was then compiled and edited by ARTLAB+'s resident video editing intern Lily Cortez. To learn more about ARTLAB+ Production Teams and other programs, visit artlabplus.si.edu.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program - Student Orientation Video

Smithsonian Education
This video introduces the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and highlights many of the Asian Pacific American objects from the collection.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2010 (Overview)

Smithsonian Education
A brief overview of the Asian Pacific American Month Family Day 2009 celebrations. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2010: The Art of Gaman May 1, 2010 Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009 (Overview)

Smithsonian Education
A brief overview of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009 celebrations. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009 May 8, 2009 National Museum of Natural History

Vichai Malikul: 2009 Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival Director (Interview)

Smithsonian Education
Vichai Malikul, director of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival, is interviewed. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009 May 8, 2009 National Museum of Natural History

Event Recap: “Gourmet Intersections: Asian-Latino Food Crossings”

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
This is an event recap of Gourmet Intersections: Asian-Latino Food Crossings (July 24, 2013). To view more photos, click here. The music playlist is also available here. Recap by guest blogger Pat Tanumihardja When you think of Asian-Latino fusion cuisine, Korean bulgogi beef tacos—the darling of the food truck world—will likely cross your mind. However, […]

16 APAC Mobile Website | Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Adriel Luis gives a preview of the new website of the Asian Pacific American Center

Exploring Asian American History with "I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story"

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
In the first exhibition of its kind, the Smithsonian celebrates Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of incredibly diverse cultures, and explores how Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation’s history. I Want the Wide American Earth, created by SITES and the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific Amerian Center, is as much a chronicle of the struggles of APAs as it is a story of their resilience and achievement. The exhibition carries the narrative to the present day and celebrates APA individuals and communities that continue to flourish and contribute to every arena...

Using Digital Resources to Integrate Asian Pacific American Experiences in the Classroom

Smithsonian Education
Join Smithsonian Affiliate museums and the Smithsonian Learning Lab team to discover free digital resources and strategies to integrate Asian Pacific American history, culture, and the arts into your K-12 classroom. Presenters will highlight a set of Smithsonian Learning Lab collections that teachers can adapt and use to examine a breadth of topics, from the 1800's to the present and on both local and national scales, in ways that best suit their students’ needs. Presenters: - Kristin Gallas – Program Manager for Education Development, Tsongas Industrial History Center (Lowell, MA) - Rahul Gupta – Education and Tours Director, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle, WA) - Hanna Huang – Culture and Arts Education Coordinator, Asian American Resource Center (Austin, TX) - Ashley Naranjo – Manager of Educator Engagement, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access - John Plunkett – Reading-Language Arts Teacher, Lowell Public School District (Lowell, MA) - Tess Porter – Education Support Specialist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Find collections discussed by our panelists and download the Learning Lab How-To guide at: http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/qjPXGFCgv3RBj3A4 Find #APA2018 Smithsonian Learning Lab collections at: https://learninglab.si.edu/search?st=APA2018&st_op=and&item_type=collections This online session received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Tour Schedule for the Exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth”

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
This schedule will be updated frequently as we get more venue confirmations. If you are interested in hosting the exhibition or bringing it to your city, click here for more details. There are two copies of the banner exhibition available to be toured. The first list includes confirmed or tentative venues, the second list has […]

Young Historians, Living Histories Project

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is launching the Young Historians, Living Histories Project to engage underserved young people in Asian Pacific American communities to explore, contextualize, and deepen their understanding of their own history and their community.  During a one-week workshop, participants will learn about the Asian Pacific American experience through the exhibition I […]

Introducing Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) is excited to welcome Adriel Luis to the team as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media. Launching the first position of its kind at the Smithsonian, Luis will lead a campaign to establish APAC as a “third space” in the museum world – engaging new audiences through online […]

Happy Holidays from Konrad Ng, APAC Director

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
2013 has been a seriously amazing year for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center: 2 major exhibitions; 2 pop-up museums; 5 public programs; 2 online education apps; 2 national workshops; 1 digital exhibition catalog; 1 online comic book, more than 7,000 exhibition posters; and reaching the lives of more than 750,000 people. Our success in […]

Food Intersections in Brazil

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
By Zelideth María Rivas, guest blogger This blog is part of the Gourmet Intersections program of Intersections as American Life: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013. When asked to do a guest blog on my travels in Brazil, I wondered if I should go out and look for Asian-Latino food connections or just wander into their […]
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