Science Museum of Minnesota

Log Number: MA-251877-OMS-22

The Science Museum of Minnesota will inventory, document, and digitize its collection of Maya ethnographic material from Chiapas, Mexico. The museum will hire an anthropology collections assistant and a collections technician to work with volunteers and community advisors on the rehousing and cataloging of the collection. The museum will partner and work closely with the Museo Na Bolom and consult with Maya weavers from neighboring villages about textiles, weaving tools, and raw materials. The project will result in standardized documentation of the collection that the museum will make locally accessible through exhibition and globally accessible through online platforms to scholars, artists, and Maya community members in the United States and Chiapas.