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Exhibiting Maya Archaeology in the Developed World: A Developing Country Perspective

Author(s): John Morris ; Jaime Awe

Year: 2016

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Mounting exhibitions that highlight the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations can be a daunting task for curators of even the most affluent museums in America, Europe or Asia. In the case of smaller museums with ever decreasing budgets, the challenges posed by these projects are greater, and sometimes even cost-prohibitive. But what about the situation faced by the lending institutions in the developing world? Are there challenges and benefits that result from their collaboration with museums interested in exhibiting their cultural heritage? In an effort to address this very question, this paper examines the ethical, political, social, and financial challenges and benefits that participation in international exhibitions provides to the Belize Institute of Archaeology.

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Exhibiting Maya Archaeology in the Developed World: A Developing Country Perspective. John Morris, Jaime Awe. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403984)


Belize Maya Museum

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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America