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Diana Magaloni is Deputy Director, Program Director and Dr. Virginia Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas, and Director of Conservation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Dr. Magaloni is a renowned art historian, author, curator, and conservator. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University, a M.A. in Art History from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and a B.A. in Conservation from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). She was formerly the Director of the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City (2009–13) and has served as a researcher and professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas UNAM since 1991. Her research has focused on developing methodologies to understand the originality of the artistic and aesthetic processes of ancient America's indigenous cultures. She has published extensively, including the books Colors of the New World: Materials, Artists, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex (2014) and Albores de la Conquista 
(2017), which won the Antonio García Cubas award for outstanding publication in anthropology and history. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time (LACMA, 2017), which received the 2018 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators.

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