Documenting our masks


Tamryn McDermott, our Graduate Research Associate, is documenting some of the masks in our collection this morning! Check out the set-up and dramatic results. These images will be added to our database to continue work towards making our collection more accessible online.

Diablada masks coming soon to the Lakewood Public Library

Be on the lookout for our photos in an exhibit at the Lakewood Public Library!

Diablada de Píllaro Exhibit: Photographer Leonardo Carrizo showcases photographs of the Diablada de Píllaro, a six day festival in the Ecuadorain province of Tungurahua. This exhibit documents the procession of a traditional partida (group) from the Tunguipamba community. The Diablada consist of several masked characters, most noticeable the diablos, wearing masks made of paper mache, animal horns, animal fangs and an assortment of decorations.

(photo by Leonardo Carrizo)

(photo by Leonardo Carrizo)

Student Curators receive Whitten Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Norman Whitten, our Student Curators, Brandon, D’Souza, Elaine Louden, Jenna Mayeres, and Frances Dillon have received the 2019 Whitten Scholarship for their dedicated work with the Collection. This semester, their work has focused on preparing the Collection for display in brand new display cabinets, as well as writing description cards for specific items within the cases.

Congrats, to our wonderful Curators!

Collection welcomes new display cabinets

Over Winter Break, the AAAC has been hard at work purchasing and installing new display cabinets for the Collection in Hagerty Hall, Room 255.

They look wonderful and make a great addition to the Collection! Pictured here is the new case for the Canelos Quichua Ceramic Collection.