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The Cultural Heritage leading team from the Artemisa province and the Director of the Quisicuaba Museum held a cultural exchange at the Quisicuaba headquarters. The meeting was more enjoyable with the participation of the “Majino” carrier group from the Bahía Honda municipality which has become a living example of how to preserve traditions and heritage for younger generations.
On September 6, in the afternoon, MSc. Dayamí Cabrera gave a key lecture on “The social museology: The Quisicuaba Museum and the community”. The meeting was held at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega
Seminar. This time, the lecture was given to the students of the Preservation and Restoration Master Course from the San Gerónimo College in Havana under the Office of the City Historian. The
On July 23, the Provincial Heritage Center conducted an exchange of experiences and projects with specialists from that institution and provided answers to several problems associated with the heritage so as to comply with the cultural policy to safeguard our cultural heritage.
On July 21, more than 100 African women met at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar of the Quisicuaba Association to celebrate the day of gender equality and non discrimination based on skin color. This debate and exchange gathering was held thanks to the collaboration of the PAHO/WHO organizations, the UNETE Campaign and the Ibero-American and African Masculinity Network (RIAM, its Spanish acronym). The meeting was enriched by the participation of Geydi Fundora, coordinator of the Gender Equity and Participation Platform –of which our institution is member- and Drs.
On July 5, the Quisicuaba Association paid tribute to the ballet dancer Irene Rodriguez at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar during the commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the ballet company bearing her name. This activity was sponsored by both the Quisicuaba Association and the María Billar Buceta Municipal Library during the celebration of the Centro Habana Cultural Week. This celebration became a source of pride for both institutions.
On July 4, the Quisicuaba Association held a party celebrating the end of the Living Life to the Full Workshop for senior citizens. On this occasion we were honored with the participation of several members of our workshops in the capital. This gathering was an opportunity for exchanging experiences and wrapping up the lessons learned. It was a colorful party entertained by artistic talents from the Project workshops as well as other guests.
On Saturday, June the 10 th , at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, it has been held an academic exchange resulting from the brilliant lecture given by Professor
On January 6 a panel was held at the San Gerónimo University School in Havana within the framework of the 21st Workshop on Afro-American Social and Cultural Anthropology. The panel of the Community Museum was dedicated to the Quisicuaba Museum and was entitled “A Look from the Social Museology Perspective”. This institution is playing a significant role in safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, traditions, history and local identity. It identifies itself with the social and cultural framework in which it displays its work.
On December 27 our social and cultural Project was visited by Dr. Bárbara Rampsey, one of the most outstanding scholar and activist of the United States Afro-American community, She is also a well-known historian, writer and editor and professor of the Afro-American Studies, History and Gender at the Illinois University, in Chicago (UIC).
During the visit, actions carried out by the project in the community were stressed. The visit concluded with a visit to appreciate the Quisicuaba Museum and its several collections.
On December 10 and 11, Los Sitios community, as well as volunteers of the project and several members of the Quisicuaba Association, paid an encouraging and fruitful visit to the San Lázaro Sanctuary in Santiago de las Vegas. This visit became an incentive for all those who decided to spend some time with families, brothers and sisters. Traditionally, this activity has contributed to enhance the community cohesion and family bonds so highly appreciated and promoted by our institution.