The museum was restored and reopened in 2012 as a joint project of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, the Chiapas State Government and the cultural and social arm of Banamex bank. The ground floor has two large permanent galleries on archeology and history, together with other smaller spaces, a central Dominican patio and a chapel. On the upper floor there is a major exhibition of textiles. The exhibition displays cover the six overarching themes of this museum: 1. The geography of the Mayan region at the time of the Spanish invasion. 2. The conquest, the establishment of the Villa Real (Royal Town), the viceregal period and indigenous resistance. 3. Evangelization carried out by the Dominican order and indigenous paganism. 4. The iconographic narrative of pre-Hispanic textile clothing drawing on the Paris, Madrid, Dresden and Grolier codices, with a brief overview of the manufacturing of the period. 5. The founding of the city: architecture and urban design, and 6. The history of the monastery.
Barrio del Cerrillo, C.P. 29900,
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México.
From Tuxtla Gutiérrez, take the Federal Highway 190D for 53 miles to reach San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Then take the Andador Eclesiástico Norte thoroughfare to reach Santo Domingo de Guzmán.
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