10:00 AM Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center Free Event; Ticket Required
This is a two-day symposium. Separate reservations are required for each day.
This symposium explores the varied histories of the foundation and subsequent development of art, archaeology, and ethnography museums across Latin America. In some countries, governments established national museums following their independence from Spain in an effort to define a national identity, whereas in other instances museums arose primarily from private collections. This event foregrounds the important scholarly contributions from Latin America to the history of museums.