Women tend to have the most colorful and attractively decorated textiles so these are logically the core of the exhibits of Mayan weaving and costumes in the Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City.
In the interests of attracting more attention to the Museo Ixchel, FLAAR has added this museum to both its Maya web sites (this www.maya-archaeology.org and www.maya-art-books.org). These two sites are the largest and most popular Internet sites on Maya culture available on the Internet. Our goal is to provide more traffic for the Museo Ixchel's own web site, www.ixchelfriends.org. We encourage you to visit their site.
|FLAAR digital photographs of textiles from the Museo Ixchel and private collectionsare available to travel as an exhibit anywhere in the US, Canada, Europe, LatinAmerica or elsewhere. Contact ReaderService@FLAAR.org
Dr Hellmuth is also available as a public speaker on the digital cameras and imaging technology used in this project. He can lecture en espan~ol, auf Deutsch, orin English.
When you are in Guatemala be sure to visit the Museo Ixchel. This museum is on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, adjacent to the Museo Popol Vuh of Maya archaeology.
Fine art prints are increasingly popular with museums. Here is a Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 2800CP printer in the FLAAR office in Essen, Germany.
This test lab is working out which wide format color inkjet printers are most appropriate for museums to have in-house so that they can produce their
own fine art prints.
More information on fine art prints is available on www.FineArtGicleePrinters.org, a service of FLAAR.
Photographs of Mayan textiles reproduced on a Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 2800CP wide format printer. Textile images are scanned from 35mm slides.