Toronto Star, Thu Jan 17 2013
By: Paul Irish
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A spectacular, glittering exhibit at The University of Toronto Art Centre titled “Luminescence: The Silver of Peru,” includes 150 silver artifacts.
“The people of Peru may never see all this work together in one place at one time,” says Anthony Shelton, director of UBC’s Museum of Anthropology and curator of the show. “It’s the first time some of the work has been out of that country. It cuts across a lot of private collections and a lot of work, and cooperation was needed for it all to work.”
Shelton says most items are national treasures that are one of a kind and span from 400 B.C. to present day, including the pre-Columbian, colonial, republican and contemporary periods.