In Latin America, museums are in charge of preserving and dispersing the heritage, culture, and history of the region, the different countries, and/or the diversity of indigenous groups. A museum succeeds at its job when it considers the groups in question and allows them to be the ones that determine and dictate how their heritage is to be represented. Since museums are concepts originally from dominant Western cultures, museums in Latin America must keep five key concepts in mind to ensure they do not fall into the traps of colonialism. …

Alexandra Oduber

College graduate based in Panama City. I write about contemporary art and its intersection with culture, technology, and digital trends.

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