BAYAMO, CUBA.- José do Nascimento, President of the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM, by its Brazilian acronym), highlighted the strategic importance of Ibero-American integration for the defense of their heritage.
“This integration will strengthen the work in favor of a common heritage and it will contribute to facing the effects of privatization, individualism and neoliberal hegemony, all imposed by the powerful countries” said do Nascimento, who participated in the scientific conference “The Cultural Heritage of Ibero-American Peoples”, which wrapped up on Saturday in this eastern city.
The IBRAM President underlined that it is essential to create common projects for the region and to strengthen the institutionalization of public policies as a way to protect all the workers’ right to culture.
“Human development in Ibero-America must preserve and take as a starting point the great diversity existing in these countries, made up of multicultural and pluriethnic societies” he added.
The event brought together representatives of IBRAM, Mexican university centers such as the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico, and researchers from 11 Cuban provinces.
Professors, museologists, architects and other specialists from the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio, Habana, the city of
This scientific encounter included courses on research paradigms and restoration with traditional systems and techniques.
Participants also discussed works presented to the scientific workshops “The Pre-Columbian Peoples in Contemporary Society” and “Restoration: a Need of Human Development.”