The director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Anthony Shelton discusses the museum’s newest exhibit Luminescence: The Silver of Peru, Peruvian silver and silversmithing, history and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
There’s a new exhibit at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Luminescence: The Silver of Peru. It’s there until 16 December 2012. Joining me now to discuss the installation is its curator, Dr. Anthony Shelton. The exhibition features objects spanning two millennia. I took it in last week, and you see masks, crowns, altarpieces, jewellery, pins, tweezers, and other silversmith knick-knacks that inform Peru’s history, as well as showcases the great bounty of silver found in Peru. We’ll get Dr. Shelton to tell us about the exhibit, how he came to curate it, what visitors to the museum can expect, and more. Anthony Shelton is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and serves as the director of the Museum of Anthropology. Visit www.moa.ubc.ca  for information on the museum and this exhibit. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Dr. Anthony Shelton; Professor Shelton, good morning.