Diana Zlatanovski

Diana Zlatanovski was born and raised in and around Chicago, IL. In college she pursued an interest in fine art. Always curious and interested in learning about different cultures, she took an Egyptology class and became smitten with Anthropology. After chasing monkeys around a rain forest in Costa Rica, she ultimately deciding cultural collections were more her thing and has worked in museums ever since. Diana’s earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, as well as studied photography at Northwestern University, Evanston IL and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

She’s curated and managed collections at the Field Museum in Chicago, the University of Kansas and the University of Wisconsin. Currently Diana works as a Curatorial Research Associate at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Objects are all that remain behind as a link between their time and ours.

Working with cultural artifacts as a researcher and museum curator, I’ve developed a tremendous appreciation for the significance of objects. As a photographer, I am compelled to use my art to portray the importance of objects in our lives. Objects are wrapped in stories and meaning, as a curator you learn how to unravel those, to make objects speak. My photography of object collections is a way for these artifacts to tell their collective story. A tale of similarities and contrasts, sometimes vast sometimes subtle. Only through studying collections do patterns, both visual and intellectual, resonate and reveal themselves. What first appears identical reveals itself to be anything but. And the closer you look, the more you see.

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For more information please visit her website.



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