Termination Notice for Undocumented Objects

The USC Pacific Asia Museum conducted its first full inventory of the collection from 2007-2011 and subsequently from 2016-2018. During the inventory, the museum found numerous objects that were found in collection (FIC) with no accession numbers or identification of their immediate owners. The lack of ownership prevents the museum from using them to serve its mission statement, all the while bearing the costs and responsibilities to care for them including storage, record maintenance, insurance, periodic inventory and general overhead.  The Museum hereby wishes to return these objects to the rightful owner or gain proper titles to these objects in order to better use or dispose them.  Freeing up USC PAM’s collection storage will allow the museum to focus its limited resources on better caring for its legally owned collection and presentation to the public.

By following the notice procedure under California Civic Code section 1899.9, the museum has posted notice on local newspaper and online information of FIC objects. Please see the following list of objects for descriptions and images. Party of interest who wishes to claim the property, please submit a claim to Annie Lee, Collections Manager (annie.lee@pam.usc.edu).

Posted in newspaper on 12/13/2018, 12/20/2018, 12/27/2018

Posted in newspaper on 05/17/2019, 05/24/2019, 05/31/2019

Posted in newspaper on 10/22/2021, 10/24/21, 10/31/21

Posted on newspaper on 12/15/2021, 12/22/2021, 12/29/2021

Posted on newspaper on 11/23/2022, 11/30/2022, 12/7/2022

Posted on newspaper on 12/3/2023, 12/10/2023, 12/17/2023