FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 5, 2017
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Installation of Maya Artifacts,
National Treasures from Belize,
Underway at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee, WI – Conservators and staff from the National Institute of Culture and History in Belize, the Museum of Belize, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the University of Pennsylvania are at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) to install artifacts from Belize into Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. Photos and descriptions of the artifact install are available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ivH4worGIAjJinmX9ypoEb1636dwZbcY.
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States, will open to the public on Saturday, February 10 and runs through May 28. This special exhibit uses authentic artifacts, immersive environments and hands-on activities to explore the rise and fall of the Maya civilization.
Created by the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Museum of Science, Boston, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed uncovers the mysteries and brings the culture’s people, architecture, artistry and rituals to life. Further information on Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed can be found at http://www.mpm.edu/maya.
About the Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden as well as the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium. The Museum houses more than 4 million objects and hosts some half a million visitors each year.
MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.