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Travel to India with The Field Museum
January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
You’re invited to journey through India in February 2018 with The Field Museum. With Field Museum Curator, Alaka Wali and Chicago fashion designer, Maria Pinto leading the trip, you will have two expert and unique perspectives on textile and craft traditions in India. Dr. Wali’s anthropological insight will complement Maria’s expert eye for vivid color and design. Her modern fashion line is a testament to how she incorporates beauty from the world into her design.
In addition to exploring textile collections and design destinations, you will visit many of India’s most famous attractions, such as the rock-cut sculptures of the Elephanta Caves, the Taj Mahal, and Delhi’s Qutub Complex.
You will also visit Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan at Ranthambore National Park. The Field was honored to recognize Dr. Ramakrishnan with the 21st Annual Parker/Gentry Award for her research and conservation work with tigers in India. After hearing her keynote address at the Conservation Celebration at the Museum last spring, we are going to see her conservation efforts in person.
Please contact Erica Osterloo at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.