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Curator Tour of Observance and Memorial: by Dr. Carla Rose Shapiro

In solidarity with Holocaust Education Week, Dr. Shapiro will provide a specialized tour of Observance and Memorial:Photographs of S-21, Cambodia, drawing on her experience in the creation of this exhibition, as well as her work in telling the stories of other human rights atrocities in museum settings.

More on the exhibit:
This new exhibition presents one hundred photographic prints made from original negatives abandoned by the Khmer Rouge at the notorious S-21 secret prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They will be presented with important historical context that is necessary to properly understand them as artifacts of genocide, not simply as compelling photographic portraits.

Observance and Memorial raises profound questions about the instability of civil society, mass killings, the destruction of heritage & culture, memory, migration, identity, and the responses of legal and spiritual institutions to genocide.

Viewers who are introduced to this nearly incomprehensible period of history may react with powerful emotions, so a space for contemplation and reflection is an important part of the exhibition.

More on Holocaust Education Week
Taking place from November 1-8, 2012, thousands of people across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond participate in diverse educational, cultural and community programs during the annual Holocaust Education Week (HEW). One of the largest Holocaust educational forum of its kind, Holocaust Education Week features leading international voices in Holocaust history, pedagogy and cultural awareness.Included with ROM admission.


Meet in the Roloff Beny Gallery on Level 4 of the ROM.

Bloor Street (main entrance)