The authenticity of the manuscript formerly known as The “Grolier Codex” remained under doubt for more than 50 years. In 2017, the National Institute of Anthropology and History gathered a team of specialists that after two years of research confirmed that “The Maya Codex of Mexico” is the oldest legible document of The Americas.
It was displayed for only a month due to the special needs for its conservation; certainly not enough time to bring the opportunity to a large number of people to appreciate its story, imagery, essence, and materiality. This supposed an opportunity for El Gabinete, because we were involved since the primary stages of planning so that every technological product responded to the discourse and to the task of explaining the complex contents of a Mayan manuscript that is actually a divinatory calendar of Planet Venus. From the beginning every App was designed to be responsive and be inserted into a website, in order to reach more people.
Working closely with curators and designers from the planning stage, we created an ecosystem of digital products that were related to and complemented each other in such a way that they became a whole communication experience, but also each one could be understood independently:
National Coordination of Museums and Exhibitions, INAH