Discovering the Maya civilisation

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Gatineau, 26 September 2012

Les secrets de la civilisation Maya

On the occasion of the exhibition “Les secrets de la civilisation Maya”, the Canadian Museum of Civilisation organises three lectures in order to familiarise the public with the Maya world and culture, and the perpetual interest their civilisation arouses.

The first lecture will take place on 27 September at 6.30 p.m. in French and at 8 p.m. in English and will be run by Claudio Obregón Clarin from the Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Cancún in Mexico. It is an exceptional opportunity to learn more about the Mayas, Mexico and its archaeoligical discoveries.

On Thursday 18 October at 7 p.m., Anabel Ford from the MesoAmerican Research Center, anthropologist from the University of California, will lead the lecture about the elements which, according to her studies, permitted the development of the ancient Maya population in an extremely hostile tropical environment. Anabel Ford will present as well the research made in Belize in Guatemala and explain the creation of norms of longevity for the future generations.

As December 2012 is approaching and so many people are interested in the Maya civilisation and its prophecy concerning the end of the world, Claudio Obregon Clairin will run the lecture about the famous calendar on 25 October, at 6.30 p.m. in French and 8 p.m. in English – clear answers will be given.

Tags: Pre-Columbian Art, Exhibitions