Ana Paula Salvat holds a BA in Arts and Art History and an MA in Arts. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Interunit Program in Aesthetics and Art History of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her research investigates the formation of the center of power in Colonial Mexico City in the 16th century from a transcultural perspective and a decolonial approach. Between 2011 and 2016 she attended the project “New Art Histories,” coordinated by the Unifesp and UZH, as part of the initiative “Connecting Art Histories,” sponsored by the Getty Foundation, as a student and research assistant (2013-2016). Recently, she has worked on the projects Brazil and Mexico Photo Collections at the Bibliotheca Hertziana-Max Planck Institute for Art History. She also worked in museums for over 15 years with cataloging, conservation, and collection research.