At the end of June 2017 I visited Cusco, Peru, to conduct research for the Portal to Peru project, funded by a Department of Education grant received by the University of Central Florida (UCF) Latin American Studies program. This Website project will feature an online exhibition of Andean textiles, focusing on the work of the Center for Traditional Textiles (CTTC) of Cusco, Peru. The final site design is being determined through consultation with the women who work with the Center. The research focused on identifying select CTTC archive materials, conducting interviews with select weavers, and brainstorming site design and focus, in an effort to identify key themes and concerns that the Website could address through allowing users to adopt different roles and perspectives within the interactive environment. The project will be featured as part of the PeruDigital Website project (www.perudigital.org), an interdisciplinary project that has been financially supported by multiple internal UCF centers, programs, and departments including Digital Media (now School of Visual Arts and Design), Latin American Studies, and the Center for Humanities and Digital Research.
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