“Mexico in the World Heritage” is going to be inauguration by H.E. Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India and Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art 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.

“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 photo-exhibition organized in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts 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. It will remain on display till Friday, 14 September 2018.

This photo-exhibition is part of the ongoing 208th-anniversary celebrations of Mexico’s Independence. Embajada de México en India – Embassy of Mexico in India cordially invites you to join them in the celebrations.


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