La Ruta Maya Foundation at the Getty Research Center
On February 1, 2015 the Getty Research Institute organized a screening of the documentary film "Dance with the Maize God" and a discussion with a select panel of experts in the field, including Sofia Paredes Maury, Executive Director of the Foundation. Three days before it had been presented, with great success and with a different group of panelists, at the Ethnographic Museum in Berlin.
La Ruta Maya Foundation in NatGeo
Mr. Fernando Paiz, President of the La Ruta Maya Conservation Foundation, was invited by National Geographic Society to participate in the forum entitled "Cultural Heroes: Saving the Past", as part of NatGeo videos. This activity was held on May 14, 2014 in Washington DC.
Lurking Jaguar Masked Warrior
Publicly on view for the first time, this “Lurking Jaguar-masked Warrior” is surely one of the most stunning and rarest discoveries of past decades associated with Guatemala’s Early Classic (ca. 250 AD- 600 AD). In fact, it is the only well preserved example known to date of a large-size, three-dimensional stucco sculpture with its original color still preserved.
Ceremony of the Ajq'ijab to the Collection of La Ruta Maya in Quetzaltenango
Once again, the collection in the custody of La Ruta Maya Foundation was consecrated in a solemn ceremony by a group of Aj'qijab or Mayan Spiritual Guides. The first time, the objects were consecrated by the authorities of the Indigenous Municipality of Santo Tomás Chuwilá, Chichicastenango, in order to "liberate the knowledge and protection" to the Pre-Columbian objects, according to the Mayan worldview.