Restoring Context

Collaboration and exchange among museums

Ann H. Peters This research has been supported by a 2005-6 Project Grant from Dumbarton Oaks, and by a 2006 Fellowship in Latin American Studies at Cornelbuy essay paperl University. Abstract: An international collaborative project for conservation and documentation of a historic Peruvian archaeological collection can be viewed as a partnership between a museum of empire and a museum of origin.  The Paracas collections, excavated between 1925 and 1928 by Julio C. Tello, founder of Peruvian archaeology, are both a national symbol and an archaeological incognito, due to lack of access – until recently – to archives conserving excavation data.  Recent research initiated insynthesis essay conclusion Peru provides new opportunities for international collaboration.  This model can be implemented by other museums, to improve the contextual information, conditions and interpretation of existing collections. Download entire document in PDF format

Link to Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies Project Grant Report