Our partner lending museum for this exhibition is the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology of Guatemala (MUNAE). The exhibition is curated by Prof. Dr.Dr. h.c. Nikolai Grube from the University of Bonn.
The exhibition is based on 200 objects by the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology of Guatemala (MUNAE), conveys transversal themes through graphics, photos, films and media stations, and covers the following topics:
Agriculture as the basis for cultural development, cultural diversity, use of tropical forest resources, population density in the lowlands, everyday rural life.
development of cities, architecture, urbanism and settlements in the tropical lowlands.
the importance of religion, creation mythology, the corn god and Jun Ajpu as models for real behavior, rituals and sacred places in the landscape.
the political order of the Mayan lowlands, kingship, relations between Mayan cities, wars, the diplomacy of the royal dynasty, the importance of trade with the highlands.
climate change and wars as triggers for the collapse; the different developments in the lowlands and the highlands during the post-classical period after the Spanish invasion in the 16th century.
Available Package Options
- 200 original objects such as: Máscara de piedra verde, La Democracia; Placa de jade, Nebaj; Fragmento Estela 1, Aguateca; Estela de Machaquila; Incensario, Flores; Incensario estucado, Kaminaljuyu; Vasija efigie rostro de anciana, Aguateca - modular, astonishing exhibition design (Cubes), numerous interactives, films, hands-on elements