On February 2018, I had the opportunity to conduct a research trip to the archives of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California for the purpose of viewing 10 pieces of batik sarongs from the North Coast of Java. This blog will be in the form of a photo essay dedicated to this trip because it was not only immensely impactful to my research, it was also an amazing experience.
For the next four days, my time was spent between the UCLA library and museum/art galleries. Then, both my sisters who live in different cities in Canada joined me in Los Angeles. Since I don’t get to spend a lot of time with my sisters in person, I appreciate them taking the time out of their schedule to join me on this trip.
This research trip to the LACMA, California had been an invaluable experience. It has influenced the way I view textiles and garments immensely especially in a museum context.
While Los Angeles had been a great city to visit, it is always nice to be back in Victoria. While I have only lived in Victoria for less than two years, it truly feels like home.