Monthly Archives: February 2012

Photographic detail

Amongst the material that came to the Temple Anthropology Lab from the now defunct Commercial Museum, is the vase above, from Japan.  This vase also appears, rather faintly, in the upper right hand corner of a Commercial Museum exhibit photograph … Continue reading

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The Denise O’Brien Collection

Dr. Denise O’Brien, former longtime Temple Anthropology faculty member, began her research among the Dani people of the Konda Valley in the Western New Guinea Highlands in the 1960s while a graduate student at Yale University.  She came to Temple … Continue reading

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Printed matter

The Japanese tea making models, part of Temple Lab’s Commercial Museum Collection, have recently returned from being exhibited in Tokyo.  While there, the dolls were also conserved by an expert doll maker. Enbutsu Sumiko, Japanese historic preservation scholar and champion … Continue reading

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