Faces of the Maya

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Photography Exhibit


Panel and Photographs


Over the past few semesters, M.A.R.I. Interns have been working with our Archive and Publications Manager to display archival photographs in engaging and informational exhibits. These rotating photography exhibits can be found on the 3rd floor of Dinwiddie Hall!


Our current exhibit, organized by a former intern and linguistics student, Rebecca Whitney, focuses on Maya Stelae from Guatemala.  Stelae are stone monuments with carved images and hieroglyphic writing commemorating important historical events. The M.A.R.I. archival photographs on display feature examples from Quiriguá and Tikal, two Maya archeological sites in Guatemala celebrated for their numerous monuments, as well as other lesser-known sites.



photographs down a hallway

M.A.R.I. Welcomes New Interns


Interns gathered around a cart


M.A.R.I. welcomed eight new interns this semester who are quickly setting to work in Archives, Collections, and Educational Outreach! These dedicated individuals help us with many daily operations and also work on projects that help make our collections more accessible to the public.


We are also fortunate to have many former interns and volunteers return each semester to help process artifacts and archival documents. Their efforts are invaluable!





Discover the Life and Trials of One of M.A.R.I.'s Early Directors, Frans Bloom


Featured Artifact


A new publication reveals the life and work of Frans Blom, M.A.R.I.'s second director (1926-1940). Often viewed as one of the last great archaeologist-explorers of Mesoamerica, Blom conducted pioneering work at major sites, including Palenque, Tonina, Uxmal, and Uaxactun.


M.A.R.I. is offering a limited number of copies of this fascinating work. Order yours today!





Introducing a New Website Feature


Featured Artifact

Many of our student Interns and Volunteers are assisting with research on items found in the M.A.R.I. collections. In the process, they are discovering new favorites and creating educational material to introduce the general public to the collections!


Our new Featured Artifact section will periodically showcase their work. This month, we are highlighting a colorful object from Mexico and its associations to Day of the Dead celebrations!









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