June 7, 2023

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“Museums of Possible Worlds” arrives on May 18

On Thursday, May 18, The International Museum DayIt will be carried out Museums of Possible WorldsA public meeting for reflection on decolonial practices in 21st century anthropological museums and experiences applicable to museums of all kinds. The appointment will be at the Ricardo Rojas House Museum (Carcas 2837, CABA) from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm with free admission. The event will feature highly relevant speakers: René Machaca (Jujuy); Mapuche singer and researcher Anahí Rayen Mariluan; and Elvira Espejo Ayca, Director of the National Museum of Ethnology and Folklore (La Paz, Bolivia).

Organized by the Ministry of National Culture, the National Institute of Anthropology and Latin American Thought (INAPL), the National Museum of Humanity – INAPL and EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), the meeting will bring together museum experts. Anthropology from various parts of Argentina: Anthropology of the National University of Cordoba, Salta’s Anthropology Museum, Saco Man Professor ErtiVio Acosto Museum (Resistantia, Sago) and Carlos Gradin Archeology Museum (Social Morrono, Social Morrono, Social Man) Royjin Video Confirmation Participated through

Museums of Possible Worlds It proposes to create a space for reflection on the management of museums with archaeological and anthropological collections in the 21st century. In addition, it seeks to promote dialogue processes between different institutions, focusing on dialogues with local communities, as well as sharing and learning from different experiences of Latin American and European countries, stimulating dialogue on the social function of museums.

Around the meeting, meetings will be held on 17th, 18th and 19th May with work schedules and discussions at INAPL. On the afternoon of Thursday 18th, International Museum Day, the Casa de Ricardo Rojas Museum will hold a great public gathering with exhibitions of leading figures of the original peoples such as Machaca, Mariulán and Espejo Ayca.
Finally, as a result of the work days, local participants will produce a document with conclusions and a series of recommendations for good decolonization practices in 21st century museums.

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May 18 performance at the Ricardo Rojas House Museum

16.00 hrs: Welcome. Exchange of colonial experiences in museums with anthropological and archaeological collections from five Argentine regions. Fabiola Herdia, Leonardo Mercado, Gabriela Barrios, Carolina Avila and María José Fernández will participate. Moderator: Victoria Sosa (INAPL).
17.45 hrs: Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Peoples: Art Experiences with Museums. René Machaca and Anahí Mariluan participate. Moderator: Axel Nielsen (CONICET-INAPL).
18.45 hrs: Presentation by Elvira Espejo Ayca, Director of the National Museum of Ethnology and Folklore, La Paz, Bolivia. Moderator: Viviana Usubiaga, National Director of Heritage Management (Secretary of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation).


Anahi will die: Mapuche singer, Folklore graduate with orientation in traditional cultures, National University of Arts (UNA). PhD student in Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters – University of Buenos Aires (FFyL-UBA). Diploma in Preservation of the Heritage of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (ENCRyM, National Music Library of Mexico-Ibermemoria). A Project for Sound Restoration: Reconnecting Material and Affective Collections and Archives to the Communities of Their Origin.

Rene Machaca: Tilgareno of Kolla ethnicity, anthropologist and master of bilingual intercultural education. Investigates the contributions of mother tongues to cultural relations in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Together with members of indigenous communities, students and teachers, he toured museums and archaeological sites in Quebrada and Buna de Jujuy, recognizing cultural artifacts and traces of history.

ELVIRA ESPEJO AICA: Indigenous artist, cultural manager and researcher ayllu Qaqachaka (Abaroa Province, Oruro, Bolivia) was born. Her practice is linked to textiles, oral tradition and poetry. He is the director of the National Museum of Ethnology and Folklore (MUSEF, La Paz, Bolivia). He received the 2020 Goethe Medal, an official award of the Federal Republic of Germany, for his work and commitment to cultural exchange.

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Notes on Anthropological Museums of the Country

Maria Jose Fernandez (City of Buenos Aires): In charge of National Museum of Man – INABL. degree in museum with a specialization in preventive conservation. Professor of Preventive Security in the Conservation and Restoration Degree at the National University of the Arts (UNA).

Leonardo Market (Salta): Director of the Anthropological Museum of Salta “Juan Martín Leguizamón”. Anthropologist specializing in archeology at the National University of Salta. He was Coordinator of the Scientific Section of the High Mountain Archaeological Museum of Salta and Scientific Advisor of the Archaeological Section of the “Juan Cornelio Moyano” Museum of Natural and Anthropological Sciences in the city of Mendoza.

Gabriela Barrios (Chaco): She holds a degree in social work and a master’s degree in social policy from National Missions University. From the Sacco Man Museum, he promoted various projects related to cultural diversity and the inclusion of subaltern memories in the museum’s script and its activities.

Carolina Avila (Santa Cruz): Carlos Gradin directs the Archaeological Museum, through which the natural and cultural heritage of the Binduras River Basin and surrounding areas is recovered, protected, studied and disseminated, especially the Cueva de los Manos Archaeological Site (Santa Cruz), declared World Heritage. UNESCO site.

Fabiola Heredia (Cordoba): Director of the Museum of Anthropology of the National University of Córdoba (UNC). BA in political science, MA in anthropology, researcher and faculty member in UNC’s Faculty of Philosophy graduate program in anthropology.

Interview with artist, essayist and weaver Elvira Espejo Ayca conducted by Viviana Usubiaga within the framework of the conference “Heritage are political III” (organized by the Secretary of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation in Santiago del Estero, 2022. )

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