Surviving Tsunami: Photographs in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake | University of Oxford

Surviving Tsunami: Photographs in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake

8 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2014
10:00 - 16:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PP

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW

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This exhibition presents visual material from a volunteer-led project in Japan to salvage and conserve historic photograph collections after two museums and a library in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, were destroyed in the 2011 tsunami. A team of more than sixty volunteers continues to work on the RD3 Project, drying, cleaning, digitizing and documenting over 65,000 photographs, many of which record life in the Tohoku region over the last century.