Mexican and Andean visual culture, particularly the relationship between Indo-American and Hispanic-American creative expressions. The influence of evangelisation and politics on the visual culture of Latin America from the colonial period to the present. The relationship between indigenous visual and performative arts and social structure and cosmology. Critical Museology. The imitation and appropriation of nature from the early modern period through painting and the Wunderkammer. The incorporation of pre-Columbian art into western collections, 20th century European and American art and non-western art, the non-western art market, museums and the construction of national identity, the history of collections, and museums and post-colonial theory. The cultural, historiographical and political contexts underlying the development of “folk art” in Portugal. Folk art and popular religion. The reconstruction of Portuguese national identity under the Salazar dictatorship.
Museu da Cidade - Museu de Lisboa / Lisboa, Portugal