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Nan Keeton, deputy director of external relations at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, resigned after the museum censored a social media comment critical of its response to the protests.

And the San Francisco Asian Art Museum removed a bust of its founding collector, Avery Brundage, a known Nazi sympathizer and racist, from its lobby.

By the time an object enters a museum collection, its ownership history may be obscured or poorly documented.

One institution leading the way in decolonizing its collections is the University of Southern California Pacific Asia Museum (USC PAM) in Pasadena.

“You don’t get many opportunities in life or in the museum field to be able to take a stand and do the right thing, and I think this is it.”Connect with KCET Follow Us: FacebookTwitterInstagramTop Image: USC Pacific Art Museum exterior | Courtesy of USC Pacific Art Museum

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