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Cartagena de Indias celebrates Heritage Month with cultural activities. Photo: Courtesy IPCC
Cartagena de Indias celebrates Heritage Month with cultural activities. Photo: Courtesy IPCC

Cartagena de Indias celebrates Heritage Month

During the month of September an academic and cultural agenda will be held in the city.

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The Mayor's Office of Cartagena de Indias through the Institute of Heritage and Culture of Cartagena (IPCC), will commemorate Heritage Month with different activities in the communities of the city and in the Historic Center, in order to teach children, teenagers and adults about "Integrated Heritage".

The agenda, which has been launched for the benefit of all in the month of September, features events that will be held in agreement with the University of Cartagena through the Heritage Observatory in different spaces of the District's cultural infrastructure. 

People who visit the establishments aimed at the activities will receive didactic material for the appropriation of Cartagena's collective heritage, such as paper charts with illustrations to color about heritage landmarks. 

"We are going to do an interesting work with restaurants and matrons through a workshop that we have called Fogones de la Memoria, led by historian Javier Ortíz, in which we are going to discover what all those elements that we use and eat in the restaurants of Cartagena mean, and from there we will generate a strategy so that tourists and Cartagena residents who come to the restaurants during September can enjoy knowing the value of each of these elements," said Bertha Arnedo Redondo, Vice Rector of Extension and Social Projection of the University of Cartagena. 

During this month, two heritage appropriation strategies related to traditional games and sports and an observation race for children and young people will also be launched in October and November.

 

Likewise, through the agreement with the Navy Museum of the Caribbean, in articulation with the Network of Museums of Cartagena and Bolivar, on September 30th will be held the Night of the Museums, a day with open doors of the museums of the city and the department, which will include cultural presentations, tours and other surprises for those who visit them.

 "This will be a month full of history, culture and citizen awareness for the care and preservation of the District's heritage," said Luis García Pacheco, head (e) of the Cultural Heritage Division of the IPCC. 

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