|Title||NMAI Selected Content and Research Focus: Ancient Peoples/Modern Migrations|
|Date||Thursday, March 15 19:00|
|Abstract||NMAI Selected Content and Research Focus: Ancient Peoples/Modern Migrations Topic of indigenous Latino immigration. This project is a collaborative effort between the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the Smithsonian Latino Center’s the Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) in Second Life. The virtual installation in LVM SL re-interprets the project’s curatorial body of work by exploring the activities of indigenous Guatemalan immigrants who are actively engaged in maintaining their indigenous and national identities through a variety of culture and identity renewing approaches while at the same time becoming U.S. Americans. The curatorial team in collaboration with the LVM team created an immersive 3D experience that gives the online visitor a glimpse into Maya U.S.A communities in Florida through interactive videos and oral histories contextualized in a simulated U.S Guatemalan neighborhood. Come Explore Identity and language maintenance by Guatemalan-Maya in South East Florida communities in Ancient Peoples/Modern Migrations.|
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