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Donate Your Old Cell Phones and Help Make Art

Don’t know what to do with all your old cell phones? Here’s your chance to get rid of all those unwanted cell phones taking up space in your drawers and have them repurposed into art.

Artist Jean Shin is collecting these outdated technologies as materials to be transformed into artworks for her upcoming exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

If you’d like to participate in this unique art project by donating old cell phones, please bring your items to the location listed below by September 12, 2019. Include your email address if you would like to receive the museum’s e-newsletter and stay informed about the exhibition and related public conversation with the artist. For more information about Jean Shin, go to

*Please note that donated technologies will become a permanent part of the artwork and will not be returned to the owner. Technology does not have to be operable; all conditions welcome. For old phones, please delete content and remove SIM card before donating.

We will only accept cell phones. Items may be delivered to the Asian Art Museum Tuesdays through Sundays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the admission desk. The museum is located 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Phones may also be mailed to:  
Jean Shin
4 Main Street #70
Hurley, NY 12443
FedEx, UPS, and USPS deliveries accepted. 

Artist Jean Shin facing the camera standing before a green and white background
Artist Jean Shin. Photo courtesy of the artist.