Luiza Repsold França is a Masters candidate at the Williams College and Clark Art Institute Graduate Program in Art History. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, she is committed to using her research to forge transcultural connections through scholarship, primarily in the fields of craft, textiles, and contemporary art, within Brazil and Latin America at large. She is interested in centering marginalized voices and stories through archival recovery and non-academic modes of knowledge transmission, as well as material-oriented methodologies and hand-making-based thinking practices. She has been learning and exchanging through professional and research positions at institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Clark Art Institute’s division of Research and Academic Programs. She holds a B.A. in Art History with honors and minors in Fine Art and English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
Project: Luiza will assist with a major collections initiative being launched by the Curatorial Department, and specifically will lead research into the Museum’s archives and publications in an effort to update information related to the institution’s exhibition history.