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UADY’s Mobile Museum preserves the history of daily life through commonly used objects

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To preserve and promote the cultural history of Yucatán, the <Museo Móvil> “Mobile Museum” project was presented as an initiative to disseminate regional historical knowledge based on a private collection.

This project, directed by research professor Víctor Hugo Medina Suárez from the Faculty of Anthropological Sciences of the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), has been made available to the university.

The purpose of the “Mobile Museum” is to connect new generations through ancient objects that tell stories. This valuable resource for the historical community has already visited between 45 and 50 schools in Yucatán and has plans to expand.

Through exhibitions, researchers collaborate closely with young people in educational institutions. For the first time, the UADY Training Center for Seniors receives a presentation from the museum.

Víctor Hugo Medina said: «Young people find value in these exhibitions because, although the objects may seem distant to them, in reality, they are not so distant. They recognize these objects because there is a memory that is passed down from generation to generation. However, young people do not have certain sensory abilities that older adults have. “They can perceive the smells and textures, and an intimate connection with the pieces because they live with them.”

The Museum’s objective is to establish a link between youth and collective historical knowledge. This project, managed by the UADY History Degree, seeks to disseminate regional history and promote interest in science and documentation outside the academic field.

The museum houses antiquities of various types, many of which are valuable to the residents of the state. For example, bottles of local soft drinks such as Pino and beers such as León Negra are on display, the latter used as a drink for nursing mothers in the past.

Through captivating anecdotes and speeches, Medina shares facts about the meaning and importance of these regional historical objects, such as Fab detergent, which is part of the cultural identity of Yucatán.

The museum seeks to promote the care of objects and documents from Yucatán, which are being acquired by foreigners as decorative elements, distancing them from the local community.

The objects on display not only represent those who used them but also evoke the era in which they were created, thus serving as symbols of the community.

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