Cultures commemorates the "Day of the Community Museums in America"
MCYT, 11 September 2017.- With a special ceremony at Palacio Chico, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism held, it is 12 of September, "Day of the Community Museums of America" and its progress in Bolivia, one of the 11 countries that promote innovative galleries.
Since the change process within the framework of policies promoted by the Government, under the leadership of President Evo Morales, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, He is working on the visibility of living cultures and empowerment of peoples in education and cultural strengthening.
"It is a very important step as a country, because we are not working from an external view, like before, we impose ideas from the outside. Now the communities themselves decide how they want to show outward and became community museums spaces formed as showcases where they show their living heritage. This would not have been possible if it were not for the change process in the country ", Leonor said Cuevas, General Director of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture.
as I explain, from the 2016, Bolivia already has organized the first community museums in the town of Pallina Large, the municipality Viachan; Cantapa, Laja; Huancollo, Tiwanaku; Chiripa, Taraco; Andamarka, Guaqui; Titijoni, Desaguadero y Andamarca, Guaqui, same that make up the "Union of Community Museums of Qhapaq Ñan, Route 1, Desaguadero – Viacha”.
according Cuevas, under the initiation of community museums in the country, It does not yet have a national register; However, He said that from the union of the six municipalities, an official register of museums will be generated.
"It's a social growth and empowerment especially. Community museums are part of the social process underway in Bolivia, because before museological spaces were always considered for elite people, They were located in large capitals and were very Expository, very academic. Now is not it, because communities decided to have its own museum to educate and generate tourism, where the authorities themselves do guide ", Cuevas said.
A community museum is a place where community members build a collective self-knowledge to strengthen the identity, because it legitimizes the history and values. It also generates multiple projects to improve the quality of life and community tourism destinations.
The commemoration community museums responds to the opening of the first community museum in the town of Oaxaca, Mexico, does 30 years. The celebration takes place in countries that are part of the RED: Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, The Savior, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
He 28 of August, in Bolivia, as resolution of the meeting in Huancollo-Tiahuanaco, the community members agreed to hold each 12 September, a celebration for the "Day of Community Museums of America – Abya Yala "and for this opportunity to make a special ceremony at the Museum Cultural Educational Community of Pallina Grande municipality Viachan.