Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

Monthly Archive: December Maya

“They Were Hoist By their Own Petard”

Posted: December 1, 2011 - 16:02 , by ROM

They organized extravagant spectacles, each more lavish than the next. They built imposing monuments, ever larger to outdo their predecessors and rivals. Over centuries, the Maya leaders elevated themselves far above their subjects. Yet in the end, these all-powerful rulers were caught in a trap of their own making.

Picture of a maya party event

A successful media launch to Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 10:46 , by royal

The November 16 media preview for Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World was an auspicious debut for this exciting international effort.

The Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and numerous CBC television and radio shows, both English and French, were among the 60+ different media outlets attending the morning event. The city’s Spanish-language journalists were also well-represented among the approximately 125 guests.

Maya: hidden exhibition secrets revealed

Posted: November 25, 2011 - 16:06 , by royal

Written by Stephanie Allen, ROM Registration Coordinator

There is an incredible amount of work that happens behind-the-scenes in preparing for every exhibition. Some of that work is eventually obvious to the visitors such as the design, mounts, graphics and labels but a lot of the work is largely invisible.

“Mexico must open its windows but protect its roof”

Posted: November 16, 2011 - 09:01 , by ROM

Mexican statesman and writer Dr. Carlos Fuentes has been opening windows onto his country’s politics and culture since the 1950s. Author of numerous books and essays, he has taught, lectured and received awards and recognition worldwide.

Sneak Peek: Recreating Ancient Mayan Architectural Facades

Posted: October 20, 2011 - 12:19 , by royal

Here at the ROM, a project team is hard at work bringing Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World to life. The exhibition opens November 19, but ROM staff have been immersed in the project for well over a year!

Emilio Genovese, ROM Exhibit Designer, is a key member of the project team. Today he is working with an artist to finalize large graphic murals that will appear throughout the exhibition. We asked him to answer a few questions about the murals and tell us a little more about his role on the exhibition project team.