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Mexico cooperates with Guyana on the preservation of the historical archive

In the framework of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Guyana, Mexico and Guyana promote bilateral cooperation that includes a project for the preservation of its documental heritage and development of its archives.

Two Mexican experts from the General National Archives advised on the digitization of historical documents to make them available to the public through an online portal. Also, the experts carried out a diagnosis of the collections and taught an introductory course in the field of conservation and possible actions for implementation.

Participants in the training activities had the opportunity to learn about conservation strategies and the experience of the General National Archives. The workshop focused on designing a management strategy to meet the needs of preservation and dissemination of the documental collections with materials dating from the 18th century.
The two Mexican experts met with Minister within the Ministry of Education Nicolette Henry. During the meeting, the specialists reported on the details of the activities carried out during their visit to the archives.

This project is an effort to support Guyana in the conservation of its historical documental heritage, which is vital to ensure the right to access information and which supports the sense of national identity through documents that record the history of the country. This project is part of the bilateral efforts and the joint work of the General National Archives, the National Archives of Guyana and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation which aims to strengthen human resources in Guyana through the transfer of knowledge, experiences and capacities of Mexican specialists.
With this contribution, the Government of Mexico reiterates its commitment in the field of cooperation with Guyana. This project is part of a series of commemorative activities being carried out by Mexico and Guyana in the following months to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Independence.

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