Evening lectures, talks and debates

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler is open late every Thursday and Friday until 20.30 (last entry 19.20). Combine your visit with a film, lecture or debate, or simply relax in the Great Court with Mexican-inspired food and drink.

Evening lectures and talks
£5, concessions £3

Aztec imperial art before the
Spanish invasion

Thursday 1 October, 18.30
By Emily Umberger, University of Arizona

Moctezuma and the rites of
world renewal

Thursday 8 October, 18.30
By Richard Townsend, Art Institute of Chicago and author of The Aztecs

Moctezuma’s predecessors:
in search of Mexica kings

Thursday 29 October, 18.00
By Dr Leonardo López Luján, director of the recent excavations in Mexico City

The future of cities: hazards and environmental change
Thursday 14 January, 18.30
By Sir Crispin Tickell, University of Oxford and former British Ambassador to Mexico

The Spanish conquest and
its aftermath

Thursday 21 January, 18.30
By David Brading, University of Cambridge

Jon Snow, who will be chairing a debate at the British Musuem on 18 November 2009


Evening debates

Mexican food evening
Thursday 5 November, 18.30
£5, concessions £3
Celebrate the culinary delights of Mexico with a panel discussion and the chance to try some Mexican food.

British Museum/Guardian public forum
Moctezuma’s Revenge:
what modern Mexico owes the ruler who lost an empire

Wednesday 18 November, 19.00
£15, concessions £12
A high-profile panel will discuss issues related to identity and politics in Mexico. 
The evening includes a private view of the exhibition.

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Images: Turquoise mosaic mask, c. 1500–1521, Mexica/Mixtec.
© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Turquoise Aztec mask