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Smithsonian Latino Center Hosts Symposium on Central American Ceramics

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Smithsonian Latino Center will host a symposium Aug. 4 – 5 at the National Museum of the American Indian as part of its Central American Ceramics Research Project. The symposium will begin Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. with a keynote presentation by John Hoopes from the University of Kansas and continue with lectures by experts, scholars and researchers Aug. 5 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The symposium is free and open to the public. This symposium is part of the Latino Center’s Central American Ceramics Research Project, which is an initiative to assess and study the National Museum of the American Indian’s 12,000-piece Central American archaeological ceramics collection. It has been determined that many museums and private collections are in possession of countless numbers of ceramic, stone, gold and jade objects created