Yale and Peru Sign Accord on Machu Picchu Artifacts

13 Feb 2011 11:31 AM | Anonymous

Yale and Peru Sign Accord on Machu Picchu Artifacts
By KATE TAYLOR, NY Times, Feb. 11, 2011

Three months after Yale University and the government of Peru announced a tentative accord under which Yale would return a group of artifacts excavated at Machu Picchu, Yale formally signed a partnership agreement on Friday with a Peruvian university to establish a joint center where the objects will be conserved, studied and displayed. The center will be at the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, in Cusco, the city closest to Machu Picchu, and will be called the U.N.S.A.A.C.-Yale International Center for the Study of Machu Picchu and Inca Culture. It will include a museum exhibition space; a storage site for the archeological artifacts, which include stone tools, ceramics and human and animal bones; and a laboratory and research area. Students and faculty members from Yale are expected to visit the center for training, research projects and field work; students and faculty members of the Peruvian university will also visit Yale. Meanwhile, a small number of artifacts will be loaned


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