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About Us

The Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research at the British Museum and its affiliates hope to challenge the ways in which Latin America is commonly represented and studied in museums by:

  • Giving Latin American collections greater visibility and seeking to broaden the audiences who typically engage with Latin American contemporary and archaeological material.
  • Experimenting with the ways that museum research is conducted and disturbing traditional representations of Latin America.
  • Supporting cultural heritage initiatives that are developed in Latin America and aiming to create a network of communities that are interested in the heritage and material culture of the region. 
Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research and the British Museum

SDCELAR curators are specialists in archaeological and Indigenous cultures in Latin America, which is reflected in the projects we support. We currently welcome applications for small grants and collection research from under represented heritage communities, specifically from projects relating to Afrodescendent communities and cultures.

Exhibitions and events

Indigenous clay vessels from Quinchamalí, Chile may appear merely decorative or functional, but they...
Our experience of time is fluid rather than fixed, relative not absolute, and perceived through life...

Collections research

We work with Latin American communities in the research of the British Museum collections.

These projects are contemporary art and heritage research initiatives that show the current innovative perspectives in the study of the culture and history in the region.

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