Non Nete: our worlds. Textile notebook by Nereida Apaza. Photo by Laura Osorio Sunnucks.

SDCELAR acquires contemporary art works into the British Museum’s Americas collection.

We think that critical and creative practices such as material culture responses to collections can mobilise challenging and multilayered narratives. These artistic practices can reflect alternative interpretations to those established by curators and academics. Also, the works produced can be interpreted in multiple ways by diverse audiences, allowing for continual production and exchange of knowledge.

These art works have been acquired to facilitate a dialogue and stress social politics as well as culturally specific knowledge.