The Government of Jalisco, the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco (SC) and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) signed a collaboration agreement on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for research, conservation, dissemination and preparation of management plans of archaeological sites of the State already open and others for opening.
In this regard, the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, said he was satisfied to preserve the historical heritage for the second largest city in Mexico by INAH, as this work agenda aims to add to the tourism agenda:
“When we talk about heritage, we talk not only about archaeological remains but about all the visual, sound, landscape, ritual and many other pieces that make up our memory as societies in the same territory. In the case of Jalisco we pride ourselves on having about 1,500 sites with archaeological remains, but we also stand out for being a land of living heritage, which generates value for our state permanently, ”he said.
Cultural infrastructure is a great asset that attracts millions of visitors every year, Alfaro explained, so in Jalisco tasks must be reinforced in the most important points such as the agave landscape, the Cabanas Museum, to the routes of religious tourism and other heritage with international projection.
For his part, Diego Prieto, general director of INAH, said that From this signature, substantial advances of the archaeological projects of Teocaltitan in Jalostotitlan and Guachimontones, in Teuchitlan.
Another priority aspect of the Convention is the continuity of the School of Conservation and Restoration of the West (ECRO), as well as the restructuring of the Regional Museum of Guadalajara.
For his part, Giovana Jaspersen Garcia, secretary of Culture of Jalisco, said: "What unites us with the INAH is not only the safeguard, research, communication and dissemination of the pre-Hispanic archaeological remains of our State, but also everything the intangible heritage that distinguishes us and that gives this identity to Jalisco, ”said Jaspersen Garcia.
During the event, the document specified by the Government of Jalisco was signed to: Collaborate with INAH in research, cataloging, rescue, conservation or dissemination projects carried out in the entity or, where appropriate, collaborate in the proceedings before public and private institutions and organizations, national and foreign, in order to obtain their financing.