The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 20, 2014


National Institute of Anthropology and History Says Culture, Key to Mexico's Foreign Policy
Alfonso de Maria y Campos, general director of INAH, during the presentation of volume 85 of the Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior (Mexican Foreign Policy Magazine, at Universidad Iberoamericana. Photo Mauricio Marat/INAH.

MEXICO CITY, MX.- Cultural heritage must be the letter of introduction of Mexico abroad: diplomacy based on this theme will boost all areas of economic interest in the country and impact employment generation.

This was pointed out by Alfonso de Maria y Campos, general director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and Javier Barros Valero, ex sub secretary of Foreign Affairs, during a debate organized to present the 85th issue of Revista Mexicana de Politica Exterior (Mexican Foreign Policy Magazine).

“In foreign policy, Mexico could use cultural diplomacy as designation of origin, since our vast and rich culture is an invaluable element that represents a comparative advantage to promote Mexico interests abroad, as cultural tourism” considered De Maria y Campos.

In this regard, INAH promotes Mexican cultural heritage abroad, generating the image required by the country as well as the interest in knowing our richness. Exhibitions around the world, such as Moctezuma, shown at British Museum in London, United Kingdom, are a sample.

De Maria y Campos declared although tourism is the main employment generator activity, cultural tourism creates twice economic revenue that the “sun and beach” segment.

At the gathering that took place at Universidad Iberoamericana, Javier Barros Valero said that in the globalization process, nations have to participate with a clear idea of their role in the world.

According to UNESCO indicators, Mexico is the 6th country with more cultural heritage just after Spain, Italy or China, nations with acknowledged institutions that work in favor of culture.

De Maria y Campos recalled many Prehispanic and Colonial sites are not still habilitated, which translates to employment sources.

“Temporary Employment Program (PET) implemented by INAH is an example of this. Cleaning and minor maintenance work at archaeological sites and historical monuments represents employ positions within the communities”.

The gathering was attended by Miguel Angel Porrua, publisher, Rogelio Granguillhome, diplomatic, Andres Fabregas Puig, anthropologist and rector of Chiapas Intercultural University, Cesar Villanueva Rivas and Maria Celia Toro, academics of the International Relations degree at Universidad Iberoamericana.



Today's News

August 24, 2009

Oklahoma City Museum of Art Final Venue for Exhibition of 17th-century Masterpieces

The Creative World of Alan Davie: Exhibition Celebrates One of Scotland's Most Influential Artists

NGV Offers Fascinating Insight into the Work of Three Australian Photographers

Christie's to Auction Private Collection of Photographs by Sally Mann

SFMOMA Artists Gallery Ushers in Fall Art Season with Two New Shows

Robert Davis & Michael Langlois Featured at Chicago MCA's UBS 12 x 12 New Artists/New Work

Ansel Adams: The Man Who Captured the Earth's Beauty Opens at the University of Richmond

Artists Pip and Duane Brant Subvert Household Objects into Whimsical Playthings

Christopher Stone's Sensorial Realities to Open at Agora Gallery in October

Marilyn Minter Installation at the Contemporary Arts Center Almost Complete

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Opens Exhibition of Collages from 1916 to 2008

Intrepid and Inventive: Illustrations by Rockwell Kent on View at the Brandywine River Museum

Columbia Museum of Art to Present Conceptual and Minimalist Art from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

In Praise of Donors, Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman Collection to Open at Snite Museum of Art

NYU's Grey Art Gallery to Open Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Collaborative Video Installation by Artists Mike Kelley and Michael Smith to Open at SculptureCenter

National Institute of Anthropology and History Says Culture, Key to Mexico's Foreign Policy

Cities Here and Now: Paintings and Installation Works by Lu Hao to Open at Singapore Art Museum

Museum to Present Retrospective Exploring the Achievement of Arshile Gorky

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site