Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Mexican Artifacts and Maps on Display at Ball State University Libraries

Mexican Artifacts on Display in Bracken Library

The Ball State University Department of Modern Languages and Classics is sponsoring an exhibit of Mexican archaeological artifacts in Bracken Library.  The National Institute of Anthropology and History Museum of Mexico donated twenty unique pieces for an exhibit on the second floor of Bracken Library in the display cases on the north side of the Archives and Special Collections.  

The exhibit commemorated the visit of the Deputy Consul of Mexico, Guillermo Gutierrez, and a representative from the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis on January 4.  Adam Ballart, Instructor of Spanish, curated the exhibit and was responsible for bringing the international delegation to the Ball State University campus.

The exhibit features artifacts from various cultures and regions of Mexico, including Teotihuacan, Chupicuaro, Mexica, Maya, Olmec, and Zapotec.  The age of the artifacts range from the periods between 1200 B.C. and 1521 A.D.

Maps from the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) were included in the display.  The maps show the locations of some of the cultural areas and important archaeological sites of Mexico and ancient Central America.

The special artifacts and maps will be on display until March 22, 2013.

For more information about using maps for exhibits and presentations, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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