An example of a typical painting on goat skin canvas from Chimborazo, Ecuador. This style is often referred to "slice-of-life" because of the simultaneity of activity depicted. Painting by César Ugsha.
the language is spoken. The digital story map gives viewers an opportunity to see where exactly and how some of the artifacts were made. The use of these interactive features opens a whole new world for the audience and contributes to our goal of creating an “Integrated Learning Environment.”
Goals for the collection: During his second year as student curator of the exhibit, Diego will work with Prof. Wibbelsman to make the collec tion more accessible for classroom use. This AU 2016 semester Diego and Prof. Wibbelsman will team up for two
invited workshops on material culture and Andean cultural expression for classes in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. We will also continue to work closely with University Libraries and ASC Tech for online resources. In October, 2016, the collection was an integral part of panel discussions for the Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America Symposium https://clas.osu.edu/ilcla. In the future we hope to bring Latin American artisans to the OSU campus to demonstrate the processes behind the material culture production featured in the collection.
Left: This story gourd presents us with a circular narrative structure with no beginning, middle, or end. Due to its tactile nature, it invites a sensorial reading. It also captures a miniturization of the cosmos. Right: A festival mask. Photos by Abhijit Varde.