Collecting and Display
The Collecting and Display Working Group (CDWG) responds to Latin America’s place at the forefront of collecting and supplying objects of knowledge but also its relative invisibility when it comes to the display or representation of that knowledge, which has been undervalued in dominant ‘Western’ narratives of science and art. Notably, the display and study of collections could take hybrid forms, combining religious, aesthetic and scientific elements seen in documents, book illustrations, architecture, and cabinets. The CDWG will identify key moments in the connected histories of collecting and display and the means by which these were or were not disseminated. The group will hold virtual meetings and a workshop linked to a public conference in Madrid at the Museo de América in April 2017.
Leoncio López Ocón
Professor of Geography at the Instituto de Historia at CSIC, Madrid and author of Breve historia de la ciencia española (Alianza Editorial, 2003).
Professor of History of Science at the Instituto de Historia at CSIC, Madrid and author of The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium. An Essay in Natural History, ( Harvard University Press, 2017).