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VIRTUAL - The Looting and Salvage of a Hieroglyphic Staircase in the Palace of La Corona, Guatemala

November 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST Eastern Time

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Lecturer: Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire

During excavations in the regal palace at La Corona, Guatemala (2013-2016), Lamoureux-St. Hilaire discovered one of two looted Mayan hieroglyphic staircases, along with seven hieroglyphic monuments. This talk will contextualize this discovery within its glorious architectural and historical settings, discuss the looting, and reflect upon the ethical issues associated with museums— such as the Art Institute of Chicago—currently displaying looted Maya cultural heritage.

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November 17, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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