Lords of Time, the Maya, and 2012

October 1st, 2011 - September 30th, 2017 | PROJECT

In May 2012, the Penn Museum will present the traveling exhibition, Lords of Time, the Maya and 2012 – an innovative exploration of the ancient and modern Maya and their conceptions of time. The exhibition will include over 75 archaeological artifacts and groups, stone sculpture, historical materials, modern reproductions, digital media components, and interactive displays to actively engage visitors in the discovery of an ancient culture, as well as its legacy to the modern world. Themes of the exhibition will span the fields of astronomy, history, archaeology, anthropology, and comparative culture studies. The exhibition is a formal collaboration between the Penn Museum, the Honduran government’s Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH), and Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Peabody). After its debut at the Penn Museum, the core of the exhibition will travel to other US venues through 2014.

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Team Members

Julian Siggers, Principal Investigator, University of Pennsylvania
Loa Traxler, Principal Investigator, University of Pennsylvania


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: GI-50367-11
Funding Amount: 400000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: History | policy | law | Social science and psychology | Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits