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Winter 2005

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New Acquisitions

  Figurine of the Bodhisattva
Japan, 19th C.
Cloisonne, glaze,
enamel, and silver wire
Pacific Asia Museum
Gift of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert M. Snukal, 2004.12.53
Photo: Julian Bermudez
  Figurine of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
China, (Sino-Tibetan), late 18th/early 19th C.
Pacific Asia Museum Collection
Gift of Gerald Kamansky, 2004.24.1
Photo: Julian Bermudez
David Kamansky in Tibet
Dr. Stephen A. Kanter

Pacific Asia Welcomes Dr. Stephen A. Kanter
Pacific Asia Museum wishes to welcome Dr. Stephen A. Kanter as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Kanter is the Chief of Radiology with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University; and his medical degree from New York University.

Dr. Kanter has he been a member of the museum for over 25 years, and is also active with the Historical Society of Southern California, Zamorano Club of Los Angeles (a bibliophile organization), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, The Armory Center for the Arts, and the Music Center of Los Angeles County.

Dr. Kanter is the fifth Board Chair in the history of the museum. Other past presidents include Bruce Ross, Dawn Ishimaru Frazier, George Brumder and Anna Bresnahan. We look forward to Dr. Kanter’s leadership in 2005.

Library Receives Generous Gift
Dr. George Housner, a long-time member and supporter of Pacific Asia Museum, has made a generous gift of $10,000 to support the museum’s library. Funds will be used to purchase important reference books and enhance the collection in areas that support the museum’s art collection. The museum is in the process of putting the collection on-line as part of its larger efforts to make its resources more widely available to researchers and the public. Librarian Sally McKay said, “The library’s specialized collections have always been an important resource for docents, teachers, staff and visiting scholars. Dr. Housner’s generous gift will greatly add to the depth of the collection and will benefit many throughout the community.”