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Prehispanic Mural Painting Conservation Program Announced

MEXICO CITY.- With the aim of preserving mural painting distributed in Mexican Prehispanic sites, the National Program on Prehispanic Mural Painting Conservation was implemented, allowing a planned, consistent and continue protection strategy for murals found in diverse, complex contexts. At the presentation of the project, Alfonso de Maria y Campos, general director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) expressed that the collaboration between the Institute, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and Universita degli Studi di Firenze (UNIFI) gratified him. At the event that took place at the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA), Dr. Piero Baglioni, professor at University of Florence (UNIFI), was acknowledged for his work applying nanotechnology to preserve cultural goods, allowing stabilization of pictorial work in several archaeological sites in Mexico. In presence of Dr. Maria Teresa Ugarte