Study in-depth

Workshops and study sessions provide an in-depth
look at the culture of the Mexica (Aztecs) and Mexico.


Stone carving
Saturday 3 October, 10.00–17.00
£35, no concessions, 15 places
This workshop is designed for beginners, but more experienced carvers are welcome. Following an introduction to tools and materials, you will work on a relief inspired by the artwork of early Mexican civilisations.

Textile workshop
Saturday 5 December, 11.00–17.00
£30, concessions £20, 18 places
This one-day workshop will be introduced by Chloë Sayer, textile specialist and author of Textiles from Mexico. Tutor Kate Sinton from the Royal School of Needlework will teach embroidery stitches and Mexican designs which can be used to decorate traditional Mexican garments.

Mexican sculpture
Friday 15 January, 11.00–17.00
Saturday 16 January, 11.00–17.00
£30, concessions £20
A unique opportunity to take part in a workshop led by Mexican ceramic artist Tiburcio Soteno who makes elaborate clay sculptures known as ‘trees of life’.

Study session

Moctezuma’s feast
Saturday 21 November, 10.00–17.00
£28, concessions £18
Explore the role of food and feasting in Aztec culture in this study day. Food offers a fascinating window into the world of the Aztecs, and also reveals the connections that link their world to today’s Mexico.
In association with the British Academy and the Mexican Embassy


Turquoise, Henry Christy and museum collections: an interdisciplinary conference
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 December
£20, students and senior citizens free
A conference dedicated to the history and cultural use of turquoise to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the British collector Henry Christy.

Related course

the man and the Aztec empire

11 Thursday evenings from 1 October
A World Art and Artefacts module (term 1)
Tutor: Elizabeth Baquedano, University College, London.
For more information, contact  or telephone
+44 (0)20 7631 6652/6621.

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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