Opening of Photo-Exhibition: “Mexico in the World Heritage” on 27th August
Author: Desk August 24, 2018
As part of the 208th anniversary celebrations of Mexico’s Independence, the Embassy of Mexico is organizing a series of cultural activities. We are happy to invite you to join us in the celebrations.
The Embassy of Mexico in India in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi cordially invite you to the opening of the Photo-Exhibition “Mexico in the World Heritage”-A collection of pictures portraying the sites and practices of Mexico listed as World Heritage by UNESCO Inauguration by H.E. Melba Pría Ambassador of Mexico to Indiaand Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi Member Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts on Monday, 27th August 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Twin Art Gallery II,Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts 1, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi .The photo-exhibition will remain on display till Friday, 14 September 2018 (10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.).
“Mexico in the World Heritage” is a collection of stunning photographs of the corners of Mexico showcasing the architecture, art and culture of the country. The images have been captured by Mexican photographer Adalberto Ríos Szalay in which he highlights the sites and practices of the country that have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Mexico is ranked in 7th place by UNESCO for its cultural and natural sites that are of remarkable value to humanity. In Mexico, there are 35 sites included in the list as of 2018: 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites and 2 mixed sites. Additionally, Mexico has 9 listed Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
This exhibition aims to initiate creative dialogues between Mexico and India, and explore the opportunities of knowledge exchange on restoration, conservation and promotion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mexico is, as India, one of the finest examples of the complexity of these processes and of the gradual formation and transformation of the idea of cultural heritage.