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Ulla Sarela Holmquist

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Head Curator

Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum

Employment History

  • Chief Curator
    Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum
  • Chief Curator
    Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera
  • Curator of Collections
    Art Museum of Lima
  • Vice-director
    National Museums
  • University Professor In the Archaeology Program


  • Master of Arts , Museum Studies
    New York University
11 Total References
Web References
oitravel » Itinerary: The Hidden Peru, 19 July 2011 [cached]
Explore the Larco Museum, the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian art, with its Chief Curator Ulla Holmquist.
Peru - Journey Weavers, 9 July 2011 [cached]
ULLA HOLMQUIST is the Head Curator of the Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum and University Professor. She has extensively researched and published about site museums and community development, archaeology, pre- Hispanic art, and the role of women in ancient Peru.
NILDA CALLAÑAUPA is the founder and head of The Center for Traditional Textiles - CTTC - ( in Cuzco, an NGO dedicated to preserving the textile heritage of the Andean people. A native of the village of Chinchero, by the age of 14, she was presenting at the Smithsonian Institute and the American Museum of Natural History.
Ulla Holmquist, Chief ... [cached]
Ulla Holmquist, Chief Curator of the Larco Museum
Ulla is an Archaeologist from the Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), and Master of Arts in Museum Studies from New York University. She has participated in renowned archaeological discoveries in the Northern Coast of Peru, such as the Moche Priestess of San José de Moro. She is a specialist in the design of didactic exhibits and interpretative programs of pre-Columbian art and archaeology and conducts the museum's research projects and related educational programs.
An enthusiastic and highly experienced communicator, she is also a university professor in the Archaeology program of PUCP, and of the Cultural Resource Management program at the Universidad San Martín de Porras. Previously, she has been Vice-director of the National Museum, and Curator of Collections at the Art Museum of Lima.
2010 American Association of Museums Annual Conference: International Standards for Collections..., 3 Sept 2011 [cached]
Ulla Sarela Holmquist - Chief Curator, Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera
You have the opportunity to discover ..., 27 Nov 2010 [cached]
You have the opportunity to discover the museum in the company of Ulla Holmquist, Chief Curator of the museum, who leads your exploration of the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world. She gives you first-hand information about the collection and the peoples - including Moche, Nazca, Chimú, and Inca - who made these objects over a span of some 4,000 years.
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