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March 16, 2024

Museums and ChillPodcast Museums and Chill – Translation Challenges: Museum in Mayan

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In this new episode of Museums and Chill, we invite you to an insightful exploration into the translation of the ICOM Museum definition into two Mayan variations. We also delve into the complex process of linguistic adaption.

Additionally, we learn about the profound challenges faced by indigenous communities in the realm of museums, particularly concerning the preservation and representation of their languages and cultural heritage. Often marginalized, these communities are frequently overlooked in decisions pertaining to linguistic and cultural matters within museum spaces.


Anapaula García Soto is a Communications Coordinator at the International Council of Museums. Before joining ICOM, Anapaula worked on different communication projects. She holds a B.A. on Communication and Digital Media from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Masters in Creative Project Management, Culture and Design from the Rennes School of Business and the École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne.


Cooperativa el Recuerdo is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to cooperate for the sustainable development with cultural relevance of the south-eastern region of Guatemala with educational, cultural, social, environmental and productive programmes, promoting savings and credit among the associated families.

Maya’ Wuj is a creative company that designs, develops, produces and distributes educational resources and products inspired by the Mayan Culture.


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