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AIATSIS, in partnership with the Guatemalan Embassy, presents the ‘Celebrating International First Nations Partnerships - Guatemalan exhibition’. The exhibition represents the diversity of cultural practice and identity of the indigenous peoples of Guatemala through paintings, photographs, textiles, sculptures and other cultural material.
This collaboration between AIATSIS and the Embassy of Guatemala is designed to facilitate the exchange of best practices, information, experience, and knowledge and aims to strengthen culture and wellbeing for First Nation peoples in each country. We will continue to share knowledge of archival and collection management, and language preservation and revitalisation.

'This exhibition is a reminder of the interconnectedness of Indigenous cultures globally and the importance of working together to preserve and promote the invaluable contributions of First Nations peoples' ways of knowing, being and doing.'

Leonard Hill, Acting CEO, AIATSIS. 

The exhibition is on display from 1 September - 6 October 2023 in the Stanner Reading Room, Maraga.

This event has now concluded.

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Maraga, 51 Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton ACT 2601

K’utz Chman Mask. Mayan mask made from jade found in the tomb of the Vulture Lord, located in the National Archaeological Park Tak'alik Ab'aj in Guatemala.
The tomb of K’utz Chman, is suggested to be the oldest Maya royal burial to have been discovered so far.

This perraje from Quetzaltenango is a type of large narrow shawl, used to cover the head and carry a child on the back, or to simply wear as a coat. It is usually woven by pedal loom and made of cotton and rayon. 


Last updated: 12 September 2023