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— “If we are to grapple with the legacies of colonialism that exist within our museum, the Orient has to be a focus,” the museum said in a statement. “As the leading university art museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands, USC PAM is aware that historically museums played a key role in constructing Orientalism and we must play an equally key role in deconstructing it.” […]

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