Emily Kaplan has been an objects conservator on staff at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) since 1996. She focuses on conservation of the Latin American and archaeological collections, scientific analysis of collections, and preventive conservation. She is currently co-editing a book on qeros with contributions from multiple disciplines.
Newman, Richard, Kaplan, Emily, and Derrick, Michele. 2015. "Mopa mopa: scientific analysis and history of an unusual south american resin used by the inka and artisans in pasto, colombia." Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 54 (3):123-148. https://doi.org/10.1179/1945233015Y.00000000052015
Kaplan, Emily. 2015. "Qeros and Long-Distance Trade." in The Great Inka Road : Engineering an Empire, edited by Barreiro, José and Mendieta, Ramiro Matos., 149-151. National Museum of the American Indian in association with Smithsonian Books.
Pearlstein, Ellen, MacKenzie, Mark, Kaplan, Emily, Howe, Ellen, and Levinson, Judith. 2015. "Tradition and Innovation, Cochineal and Andean Keros." in A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, edited by Anderson, Barbara and Padilla, Carmella., 44-51. Rizzoli, NY and Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.