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MFAH to upload massive Latin American art archives

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has announced plans to digitally archive 10,000 pieces of primary source material on Latin American art and make it available online. The ten year, $50 million  project will be directed by the museum’s newish International Center for the Arts of the Americas and the MFAH’s star curator Mari Carmen Ramírez. The phased, multi-year launch begins January 2012 with 2,500 documents from Argentina, Mexico and the American Midwest, and is expected to be completed in 2015. A series of 13 books to be published over the next dozen years, Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art, will accompany the digital archive initiative.

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