Maya News Updates 2016, No. 3: New Maya Exhibit in the Netherlands - At the Drents Museum, Assen - Photographs from the Official Opening on February 27, 2016The exhibit "Maya's - Heersers van het Regenwoud" ("Maya's - Rulers of the Rain Forest") was opened officially on February 27, 2016, during a reception well-visited by a host of foreign and local guests, fronted by the organizers and those associated with the lending institutions (for example the Museo Nacional de Etnología e Arqueología, Guatemala, and the Fundación La Ruta Maya). Here I post a series of photographs made before and during the reception, providing (among others) an overview of the reception and of some of the key note speakers (most prominently by José Luis Chea Urruela, minister of the Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes in Guatemala, and Jacques Tichelaar, Commissaris van de Koning in Drenthe/Commissary to the King in Drenthe). A next Maya News Updates will show some of the objects being shown at the exhibit, followed by a short review later this week.
Jacques Tichelaar, Commissaris van de Koning in Drenthe/Commissary to the King in Drenthe, during his speech (photograph Erik Boot/MNU 2016)
Foreign guests and dignitaries are invited into the exhibit (photograph Erik Boot/MNU 2016)
For an alternative overview of the reception and the opening of February 27, 2016, posted by the Asser Courant, check their website here.