Following the presentation of the ARIADNE Infrastructure in Washington, US, Prof. Franco Niccolucci was invited to present the project at the first Cultural Heritage and New Technologies International Congress organised by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and held at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. the conference involved 167 authors from 20 countries such as Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Bolivia, Poland, Italy, UK and Mexico, among others, with a total of 88 presentations.
The objective of the Cultural Heritage and New Technologies International Congress: A contemporary overview is to strengthen the use of technology as a means to disseminate, promote and provide access to knowledge within Mexico.
In the opening ceremony, César Moheno, Technical Secretary of the Institute, said INAH’s digital policy aims to generate new ways of linking heritage with citizens of the 21st century. “In Mexico 46 million people use the internet, so INAH aims to consolidate the use of new technologies and the digital humanities in to a more contemporary vision of cultural heritage,” said Moheno.
He added that INAH is placed at the forefront of research, conservation and dissemination of paleontological, archaeological and historical assets of Mexico, an example of this being the use of nanotechnology to restore and preserve cultural property.
After the presentation of ARIADNE, Prof. Niccolucci then met with INAH to discuss future collaboration with the project.