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New Director of the INAH Yucatan Center designated

by Magali Alvarez
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MÉRIDA, Yucatan, June 13, 2023 – In the exercise of the powers conferred by the Organic Law and the Regulations of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the director general, Diego Prieto Hernández, appointed archaeologist Anna Goycoolea Artís as the new director of the INAH Yucatán Center, replacing José Arturo Chab Cárdenas, who served as director since May 2022 and resigned on June 15 of this year.

Anna Goycoolea Artís studied Archaeology at the National School of Anthropology and History and completed an international postgraduate degree in Community-Based Cultural Policies. She is a specialist and consultant in international legislation, creative management, public policies and strategies for the protection, interpretation and dissemination of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

She has experience in the creation, interpretation of content and editorial coordination on issues related to cultural heritage and tourism, as well as in the training of cultural managers and institutional capacity building, through courses, workshops and conferences.

She served as director of Regional and Municipal Development of the General Directorate of Popular Cultures; she directed, among others, the National Program for the Registration and Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Editorial Program, the National Program of Traditional Cuisine, the Program for the Promotion of Cultural Diversity and the National Program of Living Human Treasures.

She has been Mexico’s delegate in meetings of different conventions of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO), related to heritage and cultural diversity; she has also been a representative (focal point) in the Regional Center for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Latin America (Crespial) based in Peru. Recently, she was in charge of culture at the Mexican Consulate in Barcelona, Spain, until December 2022.

In recent months, she coordinated the program for the construction of the Visitors’ Assistance Centers ( CATVI) that will soon open as part of the priority project Tren Maya, promoted by the Presidency of the Republic.

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