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New Director of Pre-Columbian Studies Colin McEwan

With the beginning of the 2012/13 academic year, Colin McEwan will become full-term Director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.

Before making the move to Dumbarton Oaks, Colin headed the Americas Section within the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum. For eleven years prior to heading the section, Colin served as Curator of Latin American Collections in the Department of Ethnography, also at the British Museum. He received his BSc from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and his MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Colin will bring to Pre-Columbian Studies grounding in archaeological fieldwork and museum curating. Although an Andeanist by training, he has promoted at the British Museum the broadest view of Pre-Columbian studies and has attended not merely to the Mesoamerican and Andean but also to the Caribbean, Amazonian, and Patagonian areas.

Dumbarton Oaks looks forward to building on the strengths of the department of Pre-Columbian Studies under the leadership of Colin McEwan.

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