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Krannert Art Museum researches ancient Andean art collection ahead of reinstallation

Krannert Art Museum has announced a new collaborative research project which will bring together scholars from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the U. of I. Chicago and Chicago’s Field Museum, as well as experts from other museums in the U.S. and Peru to study the contents of its Andean art collection in preparation for an upcoming reinstallation. 

Allyson Purpura, KAM’s senior curator and the curator of global African art, shared that “the reinstallation will be a departure from [the current] fixed format. Instead, it will explore how artistic knowledge, aesthetics and practices moved across cultures and time periods and influenced one another.”

Read the full announcement here.

Top photo courtesy of Krannert Art Museum

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