The Cultural Week of the Historical and Cultural Atlas of Yucatan will take place from the 17th to the 23 of September.
The activities will start with the presentation of the Atlas, on Monday 17 at 11 in the morning in the Mayamax auditorium located within the premises of the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and will have the presence of coordinators and authors of texts included in the document that is divided into nine chapters: The natural landscape, The Mayan civilization, Conquest and Colony, Independende of Mexico, The Porfiriato, Revolution and pos-Revolution, State and Modernization, Yucatan Today and the Challenges of the Future, and finally Culture and Heritage.
The next day, on Tuesday Sep. 18, the book “El museo yucateco” by Blanca González will be presented at 7 o’clock PM. It offers a historical overview of the Yucatan museums, including the last one that was inaugurated: the Great Museum of the Mayan World.
On Wednesday Sep. 19 another book will be officially presented: “The exile of dreams” (El Exilio de los Sueños) that compiles six plays by Jorge Esma Bazán.
On the 20th at 9 AM, in the vestigial garden, the museum’s history capsule will be sealed and placed under protection, with the participation of a group of children who will be the capsule guardians during the 25-year period that it will be kept in seclusion.
Also on Thursday, at 7:30 PM, the three volumes of the anthology “El país de un solo hombre” (A one man’s country), by Enrique González Pedrero will be presented, in which data on historic Mexican character Antonio López de Santa Anna is showcased.
On Friday the 21st, the Dialogue of Cultures will take place from 9 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon, with different discussion tables on different topics such as cultural journalism, theater, dance, music, plastic arts, public policies, museums, literature, etc.
The details of the activities were announced at a press conference led by Jorge Esma Bazán, director of the Institute of History and Museums of Yucatán, accompanied by Sergio Quezada, general coordinator of the Atlas; Laura Ramírez Rasgado, director of the Great Museum of the Mayan World; Beatriz Peniche, director of Museums and Special Events, and Joaquín Tamayo, director of historical research.
TYT Newsroom with information from the Institute of History and Museums of Yucatán