Historical Patrimony event kicks off in Havana
The Fourth Ibero-American Conference on Museums and Historic Centers opened Tuesday at the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis in Havana with a lecture by Cuban architect Jose Linares. The event is organized by the Havana Historians Office.
Margarita Suarez, director of the National Council of Museums and Cultural Patrimony, said the event has among its objectives to delve deep into the "historical memories of our countries, exchange experiences and to call attention to the responsibility of each society to protect its local, national and world patrimony."
During the four-day conference that ends on Friday, curators, historians, teachers and social analysts are participating from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The program includes talks by Alan Trampe, deputy director of the Museums of Chile and Nohora Elizabeth Hoyos, director of the Maloka Museum of Colombia. Workshops will also be held to analyze the community work of those institutions.
Conference discussions will center on the museums role in society, and on collections, social projects and social-cultural management. Colloquiums and an attractive program of cultural activities are also scheduled.