The Art and Science of Activism: Cultural and Environmental Preservation Across the Disciplinary Divide

Please join the Museum Studies Program for this exciting conversation with


Alejandro de Ávila Blomberg

Founding Director, Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden

Advisor and Research Coordinator, Oaxaca Textile Museum

Dr. Blomberg has spent his career developing expertise across traditional academic divides, in service of cultural and environmental activism. Having grown up visiting historic Chapultepec and apprenticing as a cotton weaver in his native Mexico, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane, a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and curate over 50 exhibitions in Mexico, the U.S., Indonesia, and Lebanon. His work blends botanical, cultural, and technical histories of textile production in order to safeguard environmental and intangible cultural resources.



Our conversation will be moderated by Dr. Sonia Robles, Assistant Professor History.

Presented with support from the History Department.


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