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National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Latin America  Search this
Matos Mendieta, Ramiro  Search this
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire (Exhibition) (2015-2020: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
South America
Inka (Peru)
Qhapaq Ñan
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
This accession consists of the email account of Ramiro Matos Mendieta, Associate Curator, Office of Latin America, and includes approximately 5,858 messages documenting his research and activities. Matos Mendieta's research interests include Andean archaeology and ethnography, Inka provincial administration, Inka ethnohistory, and the Inka Road system. The bulk of the correspondence relates to Matos Mendieta's work as co-curator on the exhibition, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire" which was presented at the National Museum of the American Indian from June 26, 2015 to June 1, 2018. The exhibition explored the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world, and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, exhibit scripts, images, grant proposals, presentations, announcements, articles, and other related materials. Materials are in electronic format.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Inca roads  Search this
Incas--Civilization  Search this
Inca architecture  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnohistory  Search this
Roads--Design and construction  Search this
Cosmology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 18-096
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2033. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 02/07/2018 memorandum, Toda to Penney; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 2010-2017 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Latin America]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives