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Mérida hosted the “Scientific Committee of Historic Cities and Towns Symposium”

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Mérida receives the IV symposium to analyze conditions in towns and cities. The aim is to study the situation of historical cities.

Due to its historical attributes and characteristics, the city of Mérida is home to the “IV Symposium of the Scientific Committee of Historic Cities and Towns”, organized by the International Council of Monuments and Sites in Mexico (ICOMOS) at the Faculty of Architecture from the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), to analyze the current situation of several cities in the world.

The director of the faculty, David Alcocer González, reported that just over 40 professors and researchers from 23 institutions in the country met last Friday and Saturday in the Yucatecan capital to discuss the current conditions of the historic cities and towns, as well as develop effective guidelines and recommendations for heritage conservation.

He highlighted that in this meeting the specialists addressed as a central topic “The cultural-natural heritage of our historic towns 60 years after the Venice Charter.” (The Venice Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites is a set of guidelines, drawn up in 1964 by a group of conservation professionals in Venice, that provides an international framework for the conservation and restoration of historic buildings).

During his inaugural message, he analyzed that the preservation, protection and conservation of the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of the country’s communities is not a task that is only the responsibility of specialists in the field or a specific sector, but is a responsibility of everyone.

“To protect this rich legacy that is part of the identity of a city, a state or a country, the vigilance and participation of citizens is necessary,” Alcocer Ganzalez concluded.

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