Head of the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research at the British Museum. Previously she was Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow for Latin America at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), University of British Columbia, where she curated the exhibition “Arts of Resistance; Politics and the Past in Latin America.” She has also worked on the Indigenous and Minority Fellowship Programme at UNESCO Paris and in Anglophone education at the Louvre Museum. She holds a PhD in Mesoamerican heritage and art from Leiden University. This ongoing work with Maya specialists in Yucatan applies local philosophies concerning archaeological sites and historical materials to the interpretation of pre-Colombian to contemporary art from the region. Laura is Latin America editor for the "100 histories of 100 worlds in 1 object" publication and Trustee of the UK/Mexican Arts Society.