Host an exhibit

Ready to go

The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan exhibit can be designed to go anywhere in the world. Digital resources provide a high degree of flexibility; allowing the exhibition to be mounted quickly and easily in a wide range of settings.

Our experienced staff will work with you to design an exhibition that meets your organization’s needs.

Planning your exhibit


The design of the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan traveling exhibitions is extremely flexible. It can be adapted to a wide-variety of venues—from historic buildings to modern exhibit halls. Without compromising the content of the exhibition:

  • the number of stations may be increased or decreased
  • the size of the Lienzo reproductions may be reduced
  • the video may be presented in longer or shorter segments depending on the number of viewing screens available

There are many options for hanging and displaying the visual elements. Our designers can make recommendations depending on your venue’s needs and the resources available in the host city.

No shipping hassles

The content of the exhibition is entirely digital, allowing the images to be printed wherever high-quality, large format printing is available. Color and design experts familiar with the project will ensure the final prints meet UFM’s standards. Printing in the host city eliminates expensive shipping costs and customs delays.



All texts and audio are available in English or Spanish, or are bilingual.

  • explanatory texts that accompany the printed panels
  • narrated video
  • exhibit catalogue
  • foldout guide to the exhibit
  • sale items, such as poster and postcards


Ideally, preparations for a traveling exhibition should begin six months in advance. However, the flexibility of the design and the fact that the exhibition materials can be printed almost anywhere mean that an exhibit can be mounted faster if necessary. Traveling exhibits can be in place for any length of time.

To discuss the possibility of hosting a traveling exhibition contact:

Ana Lucía Ortiz, administrative director 
Lienzo de Quauhquechollan

Ricardo Castillo, UFM provost

Specifications for traveling exhibits

Standard contents

  • 15 printed panels
    • 1 facsimile reproduction of the original
      Lienzo de Quauhquechollan
    • 1 digitally restored version of the Lienzo 
      The facsimile and restored versions must be
      printed the same size. Ideally, they are
      displayed in the actual size of the original:
      10 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 5 in. (3.20 m x 2.45 m).
      Smaller sizes are available if space is limited.
    • 12 panels of the restored Lienzo that coincide
      with the narrated video
      Sizes vary 
    • 1 introductory panel to the history and iconography
      of the Lienzo
    • Optional panel with a modern map of the conquest route and glossary of place glyphs
  • 40-minute narrated and animated video (English or Spanish)
  • Explanatory text labels for each panel (available in English or Spanish or bilingual)

Equipment required

  • For each viewing station, you will need a plasma screen, speaker, and high-speed Internet access or a DVD player.
  • The number of viewing stations will vary according to your venue’s design requirements and budget. For example, at UFM’s permanent exhibit, we have 7 stations; each has a plasma screen, a speaker, and a DVD player. The temporary exhibit in Puebla, Mexico had 4 stations.

Supplemental materials

  • Large-scale interactive jigsaw puzzle for the floor that provides a view of Lienzo as it might have been displayed 500 years ago. The puzzle can be used as a learning tool by children as they play putting it back together.
  • Bilingual exhibit catalogue, postcards, foldout guide, poster.