Panel and Book Launch: Reflections of Guatemala

Panel and Book Launch: Reflections of Guatemala
5 May 2020, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
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Bedford Room, G37, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The initial impetus for this book was the discovery in Paris of Leonce Angrand's three pencil sketchbooks and a book of watercolors of Guatemala. Close study of them reveled Leonce Angrand's delightful, whimsical and finely executed of Guatemalan Maya, Ladinos and local residents in various costumes and which were painted in the 1860's. These watercolors are considered one of the earlier colored illustrations of Guatemala.

Coryn Greatorex-Bell first visited Guatemala in 1973 whilst an undergraduate reading French and Spanish at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. After finishing her degree, Coryn received a Leverhulme Trust Overseas Studentship. This allowed her to return in 1977 and study Guatemalan textiles at the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena in Guatemala City, whilst living in nearby Antigua for nearly two years.  Coryn has exhibited her own collection of Guatemalan textiles, assembled both while studying in Guatemala and on subsequent visits, and has given numerous talks at museums and colleges.
Christopher H. Lutz first went to Guatemala in 1970 to carry out doctoral research. In 1978 he co-founded CIRMA, a library and archive, established to return to Guatemala publications and research on the Southern Mesoamerican region. As decades of internal conflict were winding down, Lutz co-founded in 1992 the Maya Educational Foundation. He has published widely on Central America, especially Guatemala. 

Kindly sponsored by the Embassy of Guatemala in London


Olga Jimenez
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