Smithsonian_LVM

About Smithsonian LVM

THE SMITHSONIAN LATINO VIRTUAL MUSEUM

The Smithsonian Latino Center in collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) a Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos 3D experience in Second Life, an avatar based virtual world, using the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) digital collections illustrating customs and beliefs varying from ancient Mesoamerica to those currently practiced in today’s Latino culture. The LVM is a pan-institution digital initiative aligned with the overall digital vision of the Smithsonian which highlights the vast and rich collections, research & scholarship, exhibitions and educational activities of the Smithsonian Institution as they relate to U.S. Latinos and Latin America.