Paz Núñez-Regueiro is Head Curator of the Americas Collections at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. With a background in Art History, Archaeology and Museum Studies, she received a Doctorate in Art History from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2018. Her thesis, published under the title Promises of Patagonia: French exploration in South America and the patrimonialization of the ‘end of the world’ (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2022), was awarded the Prix Delavignette of the Académie des Sciences d’Outremer. She has extensively researched aspects of Pre-Hispanic societies and Native American material culture. She is particularly interested in the ways these productions have been viewed, curated, and exhibited since their arrival in Europe, and in their historical, cultural and political legacies now and in the past.