The IOHI has earned a reputation for innovative, high-calibre programming on the oral, folk, and regional cultures of Italy--generally little known, but of special importance to an immigrant population--and for presenting these cultures to a general, multicultural public with sensitivity and respect. The IOHI typically partners with prestigious cultural and educational institutions in Los Angeles* and fosters cross-cultural programs and dialogue wherever appropriate. Some public programs have been a direct outcome of field-collecting campaigns (e.g., exhibit of St. Joseph's Tables at the UCLA Hammer Museum and Cultural Center in Westwood), offering a tangible demonstration of the value of community-based oral historical and ethnographic research as a tool for public education and presentation.
Browse through our past programs list and watch for exciting new programs coming your way...
*The IOHI has partnered with the following institutions: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles (Cultural office of the Italian Consulate), UCLA, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Skirball Cultural Center, Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs.
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