Friday, February 26, 2016

Maya News Updates 2016, No. 1: New Maya Exhibit in the Netherlands - At the Drents Museum, Assen

A new Maya exhibit has been organized by the Drents Museum in Assen, in close cooperation with the Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer, Germany, and Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube of the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, Germany. The exhibit is entitled "Maya's - Heersers van het Regenwoud" (in English, "Maya's - Kings of the Forest") and shows a large number of objects not shown before outside of the American continent. It includes for instance a number of important objects from the collection of the Fundación La Ruta Maya in Guatemala, objects from and a virtual reconstruction of the archaeological site of Uxul (where Bonn University archaeologists have excavated for the past years), as well as objects from the Ethnological Museum in Berlin and the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne.
The exhibit opens to the public on February 28, 2016 and will be on show until September 4, 2016. After this period the exhibit will travel to the Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer, where the exhibit will have the title "Maya - Das Rätsel der Königsstädte" ("Maya - The Riddle of the Royal Cities"), which opens to the public on October 2, 2016.
For further information check the Drents Museum website here when you want visit the exhibit in Assen in the Netherlands and the Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer here when you want to visit the exhibit in Germany.
Admission fees: For children under the age of 18 the admission is free, adults pay a fee of €12,00 with a surcharge of €3,00 for the Maya exhibit. More on admission fees on the website of the Drents Museum.
I will be visiting the exhibit this weekend and I will provide more information in an upcoming Maya News Updates.

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