Contribute to Our 50 Years of PAM Story Collection
Thank you for being part of USC Pacific Asia Museum’s history. To mark our 50th anniversary, we are creating a story collection with creative collective Narrated Objects. We invite museum supporters and friends who have walked through our doors or visited our collections online to share their museum stories with us to preserve for generations to come.
WHEN TO CONTRIBUTE
We welcome your stories from June 1 through September 30, 2021, for consideration in our story collection. USC PAM reserves the right to edit stories to make them suitable for sharing.
WHAT TO SHARE
Every person experiences our museum differently and we want to hear about your experience! Here are some questions to reflect on:
What does the museum mean to you? Do you remember your first visit to the USC Pacific Asia Museum? Was there an exhibit that you’ll never forget, or a particular artwork in the collection that speaks to you? What do you love most about the museum? Have you attended one of our workshops and want to share what you made? Did you volunteer at our museum in the past and want to share your favorite memory? Is there someone in your family or community with whom you’ve shared the museum with or who has a relationship with the museum that led you here?
READY TO SUBMIT YOUR STORY? WE HAVE THREE WAYS TO SHARE!
TAKE OUR JUNE 1 WRITING WORKSHOP at 12 p.m.!
In this one-hour writing workshop, authors Teena Apeles and Andrea Richards of Narrated Objects will lead participants in writing about an experience they’ve had at the museum through storytelling exercises. The goal is to craft and share stories that explore the varied experience of engaging art, community, and museum space. Participants will have an opportunity to submit their stories for the 50 Years of PAM Story Collection. It will debut on our website in the fall!
Suggested materials to have for the workshop: writing implement and paper, or tablet or computer, for drafting stories. RSVP here.
WHAT MEDIA TO SUBMIT
We welcome your stories in various media or a combination of the following:
- Text (up to 500 words)
- Digital photos (up to 5 photos)
- Original artwork (up to 5 photos)
- Phone message (up to 5 minutes)
- A personalized postcard
WHEN YOUR STORY WILL BE LIVE
We look forward to reading and hearing your stories and considering them for our 50 Years of PAM Story Collection. Submissions are reviewed on a bimonthly basis by our team, and we will notify you within 3 weeks if your submission has been successfully added to the collection or if we have any additional requests.
Our 50 Years of PAM Story Collection will debut on our website this fall.