Advisor: Costello, Leo
Dissertation Title: "Tiwanaku Metal Work and the Staging of Vision: An Analysis of the Metallurgical, Iconographical, and Contextual Characteristics of Middle Horizon Gold, Silver, and Copper”
Chelsea Dacus is a Ph.D. student on the Museum Professionals track at Rice University. She is also Assistant Curator of The Glassell Collections, the arts of Africa, Indigenous Pacific Islands, Australia, and the Americas, and Antiquities at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her research examines the role played by metal artworks in the staging of vision by the Tiwanaku civilization of Bolivia, which reached its height between 600-1100 CE.