Audience Engagment

Unmasking the Maya


View the exhibit Unmasking the Maya and examine the methods the creators use to identify what’s important about Mayan culture.

For example, the exhibit is divided into several sections, each of which is designed to capture a key moment in the evolution of Mayan culture.

Navigate to the section of the exhibit entitled “The Past.” On this page, the exhibit creators have included key images and statements that attempt to show how advanced Mayan culture was in terms of its art, architecture, and science.

In your museum exhibit teams, find two or three more examples of efforts the creators made to capture and present the unique mindset of the Maya. Respond together to these questions.

  • What is the mindset of the people that is represented in this specific time and place of history?
  • What artifacts or other elements of the exhibit create an understanding of the people’s mindset?
  • What artifacts or other elements of an exhibit will you use to create an understanding of your own mindset as a Digital Native?

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