MATANZAS.- VII Museum and Society The workshop concluded at the Palacio de Junco Provincial Museum with the presence of historians, museologists, directors, researchers and guests from all the provinces and experts from Mexico, Colombia and Spain.
We don’t need to complicate ourselves with too much technology, but a more contemporary mind and visualization, so that museums are like these times, said Jose Antonio González Rodriguez, director of museology at the National Council of Cultural Heritage.
He called for the preservation of heritage in the country because, he said, important pieces, including monuments, have been lost because they do not have adequate conservation interventions.
“The main objective is for people to visit institutions,” said González Rodriguez, praising the program in Matanzas and calling for support for such workshops, as knowledge prevailed in all sessions.
Doctor of Science José Manuel Hernández de la Cruz, Professor at the Spanish University of Zaragoza, evaluated the meeting as necessary for his debates and reflections, as it is an opportunity to gain knowledge transmitted by works of the highest scientific rigor.
“We have to change the old and the way we think about museology, not because museums are places for reflection, but as a living entity that needs to adapt to the new contemporaneity,” the teacher stressed to this newspaper. .
From a methodological point of view, Cuba’s achievements are that the island can be considered a pioneer in the Americas, but it is influenced by the economic factor and information and communication technologies are a significant weight in museums around the world and Cuba makes up for this with interactive activities. Hernandez de la Cruz said.
Michel Alega Hung, lead expert in the Intangible Heritage Group of the National Council for Cultural Heritage JR that the dossiers Los Sabares de los Maestro Roneros and El Bolero (with Mexico the latter) have already been submitted to UNESCO for World Heritage status to be selected, while the one dedicated to the son is expected to be completed soon, and Second on Cazabe with participation of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Cuba.
Among the topics discussed were relationships with community and cultural programming in museums and museum institutions; The work results from historical research and its relationship to cultural heritage, as well as through museum-school teaching programs and links with local history.
Issues related to the collection, its formation, conservation and conservation were also discussed; The challenges of museology and museology today, and the conservation and restoration of movable and immovable cultural heritage.
Other issues discussed were the intangible cultural heritage and its experiences in its protection; Interpretation of cultural heritage and the impact of tourism in tourism management and heritage sectors.
Experts from the provinces of Artemisa and Pinar del Río donated documents related to Matanzas. Photos: Hugo Garcia