Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

Next April the Graduate Association of Latin American Studies (GALAS) at NYU will open an exhibition entitled Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath. Raúl Guzmán and Camilla Querin, two students of the joint degree Master’s program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Museum Studies will be curating the exhibition thatContinue reading “Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath”

CLACS Alumni Profile: Franklin Moreno

CLACS Alum Franklin Moreno is the Schools Programs Manager at El Museo del Barrio, where he has worked since 2009.  El Museo del Barrio is a Latino cultural institution dedicated to promoting Latin American and Caribbean art and culture. He was recently accepted to a PhD program in Human Development and Education at UC Berkeley, whereContinue reading “CLACS Alumni Profile: Franklin Moreno”

CLACS Alum at September 11th Tribute Center

Esther Mares is a CLACS graduate who is now a Collections Assistant at the Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center. Esther graduated in January 2012 with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a concentration in museum studies. She landed a job in her field before she even completed her last semester. EstherContinue reading “CLACS Alum at September 11th Tribute Center”

CLACS Alum Christine Weible at El Museo del Barrio

CLACS alum Christine Weible was recently awarded a one-year fellowship at El Museo del Barrio.   El Museo is a Latino cultural institution dedicated to promoting Latin American and Caribbean art and culture. Christine will be working in the education department where she will develop curriculum, organize events, and design and lead gallery tours in bothContinue reading “CLACS Alum Christine Weible at El Museo del Barrio”

Overcoming a Dispute: Museo de Arte de Lima, MAC-Lima and Fernando de Szyszlo’s Exhibition

The promotion of the arts and, particularly, of modern and contemporary art has been in private hands. Historically, two private institutions, founded in the 1950s, have promoted Peruvian (“fine”) art: The Patronato de las Artes that leads the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), and the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC). Many of their membersContinue reading “Overcoming a Dispute: Museo de Arte de Lima, MAC-Lima and Fernando de Szyszlo’s Exhibition”

Zapotec Women and Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropologia

When I entered the “Oaxaca” area of Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology I was astounded by a large mural, painted in 1964 by Arturo Garcia Bustos.  Covering an entire wall, Garcia Bustos presents the viewer with a romantic portrayal of the market in Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec.  Filled with bustling activity, indigenous women (includingContinue reading “Zapotec Women and Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropologia”

El Museo de Cacha…lets see what we’ve got!

El Museo de Cacha is located in the center of Pucara Tambo, it is the first thing a visitor sees when entering the site after going through the huge puerto del sol, but may people bypass it because the door does not face the entrance to the site, instead is faces the ceremonial square onContinue reading “El Museo de Cacha…lets see what we’ve got!”

Reinforcing the Cultural Sector in the Public Administration: Integration through Culture

Culture had not been an important axis in the Peruvian public administration, neither in the central government nor in the district halls. In the public administration, culture generally has been part of the touristic or educational sector. Only in 2010, it was created the Ministry of Culture. Previously the National Institute of Culture depended onContinue reading “Reinforcing the Cultural Sector in the Public Administration: Integration through Culture”

Who owns El Museo de Cacha?

I was lucky enough to meet the people who own my site…and it is not the community of Cacha, surprise! Well technically the Federación de Pueblo Cacha de la Nación Puruwa Cacha (FECAIPAC) own the land but the Duchicela Family has a 10 year lease on Pucara Tambo that started in 2007. Jorge Duchicela MD isContinue reading “Who owns El Museo de Cacha?”