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Elsa Yvanez

Research

Tell me what you wear…

Tell me what you wear…. And I will tell you who you are? Third research stay, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada In our world of infinite fashion choices, judging a person solely on the one outfit we see him or her wear first would be simplistic. But can we deny the strength of our projected appearance, on others as well as on ourselves? In September 2015, in a much-commented gesture, the Chinese prime minister Xi
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Databases or the beauties of a «finds office»

First research stay: German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Berlin For my first research stay, I didn’t go very far: just a one hour flight away from Copenhagen, in Berlin, Germany. My main objective was to study the textile tools discovered on the Meroitic town of Hamadab, in Central Sudan, excavated by the DAI team since 2002. Co-directed by Pawel Wolf and Ulrike Nowotnick, the mission has uncovered a large part of the town’s plan, revealing living
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