According to _Perú21_, the Museum of Art in Lima (MALI) will receive one of the largest collections of quipus in Peru from the Temple-Radicati Foundation UNMSM. It was gathered by historian and researcher Carlo Radicati di Primeglio (1914-1990).
Dating back to the Incas, _quipus_ were variously colored threads knotted in different ways to record information. A _yupana_ is an abacus used to perform arithmetic operations that served to complement the function of quipus.
Donating the 29 quipus and yupana is hoped to contribute to the conservation, investigation and diffusion of the pieces.
The collection will be enriched over time with the elaboration of a complex script that will allow to place these works within a context understandable for all, expressed Natalia Majluf, MALI’s director.
The museum is planning to host an international exhibition including this donated collection, the publication of a catalog by the main specialists and the programming of a cycle of conferences focused on the theme of the quipus.
For more on the exhibit and MALI, be sure to check out the website The donation is for the conservation, investigation and diffusion of 29 quipus and one yupana.
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