Art Conservation Study Abroad: Peru
January 3 – February 4 Winter 2011
University of Delaware, Institute for Global Studies
We had exciting adventures in exploring the ancient and living artistic traditions of Peru. Our journey started in Lima, where we visited important archaeological sites, museums and conservation labs. From there, we headed to Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The historic center of Arequipa, with its robust walls, archways, vaults, courtyards, and intricate Baroque facades made of white volcanic stone, was our base for class time and practical work. Our final stop was Cuzco, the Inca capitol, where we explored the living textile customs in weaving communities and the unique painting traditions of the Altiplano.