I've always loved museums. I love the past, the present, the concepts for the future. I love wandering around displays.
And, as has been seen in some previous blog posts, sometimes I get to do displays. So when I heard that an art history student was planning on doing a display of pre-Columbian Peruvian pottery I contacted her with "y'know--I've got some pre-Columbian Peruvian textiles in my collection." Sort of elbowed my way into her project.
If I may say so myself--the display is lovely. It's actually difficult to get some good pictures, as the overall effect is soft and serene. In a serene
way--it was very exciting to work on this, mainly because of the age of the objects. As "Pre-Columbian Peruvian" covers a *lot* of geography and time, Liz decided to narrow the focus down to the Nazca era--which meant that the pieces we were handling were 1500 to 2000 years old. It makes you be very very careful.
It's also exciting that this is a bona-fide, accredited fine arts museum--and my name is on the wall as a co-curator of a display. I feel like I've arrived.