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Belize Artifacts On The Move To Denver

Posted by Grand Baymen on Jan 20, 2014 12:02:32 PM
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The Mayan exhibit, "Hidden World Revealed", which features an abundance of artifacts from Belize, is moving on from Minnesota to Denver.

The exhibition, which was on display in St. Paul at the Science Museum of Minnesota, is on a 900 miles road trip to Denver where it will be displayed at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

First the pieces of Belize's history have to be carefully prepped for their move, a procedure overseen by Rebecca Newberry, a conservator at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Sherilyne L. Jones, the director of the Museum of Belize & Houses of Culture.

Rebecca Newberry was keen to play up the importance of making sure these items are protected, saying, "We really put a lot of care into all of the traveling; all of the things that are going on the tour."

Speaking of the process, Ms Jones added, "The detailed planning that went into moving the objects and packing the objects was on par. I have never seen such detailed planning and preparation."

Sherilyne will fly to Denver to inspect the container and make sure it is sealed, with a fellow NICH staffer expected to be there at the re-opening in two weeks time. The show will be displayed for six months in Denver with hundreds and thousands of visitors expected to see the history of the Mayans and Belize.

As Dr. Ed Fleming, the Curator of Archaeology at the Science Museum of Minnesota infers, Belize is often overlooked when it comes to history, yet this exhibit puts the emphasis back on the country.

Dr Fleming said, "There's often many objects from Guatemala and from Mexico but Belize tends to be downplayed and it really shouldn't be. We saw this exhibit as an opportunity to really showcase the wonderful treasures and the archeology of Belize."

It might be a while until those living in Belize will get a chance to see these particular artifacts, but for now, The Museum of Belize offers a wealth of history and exhibits.

The museum, built in 1857, was once a prison and allows visitors to walk into a well-preserved cell and see what it felt like to be an inmate. Other attractions within the Museum include the earliest stamp of Belize, which dates back to 1837 and features Queen Victoria.

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