Paz Núñez-Regueiro is Head Curator of the Americas Collections at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Of Franco-Argentinian origin, she received a Doctorate in History and Art History from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Her thesis, 'The Promises of Patagonia. French exploration of South America and the construction of the "end of the earth" as heritage' will be published in 2021. 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.