Central America

Projects in Central America

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GCRF Cultural Heritage Project Hub

The GCRF Cultural Heritage Hub is an interdisciplinary consolidator project coordinated by the University of St Andrews. Led by the main Principal Investigator Dr Richard Bat…

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Motorcycling as Peacebuilding in Liberia

Ex-combatant and conflict-affected youth make up the vast majority of Liberia’s 175,000 motorcycle taxi drivers. Motorcycling emerged after Liberia’s civil war as a critical e…

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Mexico, San Cristóbal de Las Casas Archive

An earthquake and a subsequentinsect termite infestation are affecting the religious, historical archive of the San Critóbal de las Casas Archive in Chiapas, Mexico.

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Conservation of the 18th-Century Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Rosary at Comayagua Cathedral

This project involves the conservation of the elaborately carved and gilt Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Rosary, including its several oil and embossed paintings on wood and…

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Conservation of the Ancient City of Cihuatan, Phase 2

This project builds upon work completed under a previous Ambassadors Fund grant and involves the conservation of two ball courts and three building platforms.

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Conservation of the Palace and Other Classic Period (400-900 AD) Features at the Ancient Maya Site of Palenque

This project includes the conservation of murals, stucco reliefs, and stone sculptures.

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Documentation of Ancient Ceremonial Sites of the Pre-Columbian Ulwa Culture in the Municipality of Muelle de los Bueyes

This project includes the compilation of site and collections inventories and supports the treaty between the United States and Nicaragua concerning the looting and illicit tr…

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Preservation of the Ancient (700-1530 AD) Stone Spheres of the Diquís

This project, which includes the documentation of four sphere sites in the Diquis delta, directly supports the U.S. embassy’s efforts to contribute towards economic developmen…

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Post-Earthquake Conservation of the 16th-Century Convent of Saint Martin de Tours in Huaquechula

This project involves masonry and other repairs to reverse earthquake-related damage.

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