Carla Sinopoli is the curator of “Less Than Perfect”—a new exhibition that highlights the beauty and importance of failure. The exhibition is on viewl until January 8, 2017 at the Kelsey Museum of Archeology. Read the full article here.

Carla M. Sinopoli is professor of anthropology, curator of Asian archaeology and ethnology in the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, and director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Michigan. She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Center for South Asian Studies. Her archaeological survey and excavation projects along the Tungabhadra River in South India examine the political economy of the 2nd millennium CE imperial capital of Vijayanagara and emergent complexity in the first millennium BCE Iron Age. Sinopoli has published on the archaeology of empires, political economy of craft production, archaeological ceramics, South Asian archaeology, and the history of anthropological collecting in museums. She is currently working on three book projects:Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics (second edition), Collecting the Himalayas, and a monograph on her archaeological research at the late prehistoric site of Kadebakele in southern India.