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The publication of the Red List of Latin-American Cultural Objects at Risk is the result of the joint efforts of a team of experts that gathered at the Workshop for Drawing Up a Red List of Latin-American Cultural Objects at Risk. This meeting, held in Bogotá in April 2002, was organized by ICOM in collaboration with the Colombian Ministry of Culture.

I wish to extend my gratitude to all Workshop participants, who drew up the Red List and whose efforts have made this publication possible.

I am also grateful to all those who contributed information and illustrative material:

  • Marlin Calvo Mora, Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
  • María Fernanda Castellanos, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Guatemala
  • José Luis Castillo de León, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología e Historia, Guatemala
  • Óscar Centurión Frontanilla, Centro de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural, Paraguay
  • José Chancay Vásquez, Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural, Ecuador
  • Luiz Antônio Bolcato Custódio, ICOM Brazil
  • Mariela García Caputi, Museos Banco Central y Centro de Estudios Arqueológicos y Antropológicos, CEAA ESPOL, Ecuador
  • Gloria García de Terrazas, ICOM Bolivia
  • Víctor Gonzáles Fernández, Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia
  • Vera Calandrini Guapindaia, Museu Emilio Goeldi, Brazil
  • Raul Ivan Raiol de Campos, Museu Emilio Goeldi, Brazil
  • Felipe Solís Olguín, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico
  • Amalia Velásquez de León Collins, Dirección de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural del Instituto Estatal de la Cultura de Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Teresa Villegas de Aneiva, Museo Nacional de Arte, Colombia
  • Helena Wiesner Tobar, Facultad de Restauración de Bienes Muebles, Universidad Externado de Colombia

In addition, I would like to acknowledge the work of the Editorial Committee members. For the past year, they have completed, revised and given overall coherence to the work carried out in Bogotá and worked closely with the ICOM Secretariat's editorial team:

  • Paz Cabello, Museo de América, Spain
  • Clemency Coggins, Department of Archaeology, Boston University
  • Adelaida Espinoza Mella, ICOM Colombia
  • Carlos Fitzgerald Bernal, Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Panama
  • Nicolas Guillaume-Gentil, Swiss National Foundation of Scientific Investigations and Institut de Préhistoire de l'Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Alejandro Claudio Martínez Muriel, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico
  • Lina Nagel Vega, Centro Documentación Bienes Patrimoniales, Chile
  • Luis Repetto Málaga, ICOM LAC

I am very grateful to all museums and photographers who kindly provided photos for this publication.

Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to extend special thanks to ICOM Secretariat staff members Valérie Jullien and Paz Núñez-Regueiro, who have found solutions to the problems faced in bringing this project to life.

I am also indebted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Prince Claus Fund and the Danish Center for Culture and Development, for bestowing their trust on us once again in providing financial support for this project.

Manus Brinkman
Secretary General


Introduction I Table of Contents I Legislation I General Bibliography I Press Release I Red List Home Page

October 2003