Students of Intercultural Nursing donate artwork to URACCAN museum in New Guinea
Phd. Eugenio López: "Activities like these allow us to rescue the memory of our ancestors".
Judith Robleto

Promoting art as a way of rescuing the history of our peoples

Students of the first year of the Bachelor's Degree in Intercultural Nursing of URACCAN New Guinea, took a field tour to the archaeological site of the region La Letra, as part of the subject of Introduction to Anthropology, facilitated by the teacher Urania Rodríguez. This visit resulted in a collective painting reflecting the rock art of the area, which was donated to the Los Ranchitos Community Museum on this campus.

For the teacher Greysi Sobalvarro Pauth, head of the Los Ranchitos Community Museum, "the activity generates knowledge of the symbolic finds that are embodied in rocks in this area", also states that through this type of events "we are sensitizing the importance of preserving and preserving these sites that have been under study since centuries to know our identity or origin of the peoples".

The artwork was handed over to the deputy vice-chancellor of the compound, PhD. Eugenio López Mairena, and the head of the museum, so that like other artistic pieces exhibited there, it will also be exhibited and appreciated by visitors as part of the archaeological richness of the territory.

For the PhD. Eugenio López Mairena, who has written some of the books on New Guinean history, but who is also coordinator of Nicaragua's network of community museums, "activities like these are signs that it is in our hands to rescue the history, the memory of our ancestors, but that our university is also committed to keeping alive the history of our peoples".

Such practices undoubtedly help to enrich both the work of the community museum and the knowledge of the student; in these spaces you can see that it is another method of learning, it manages to combine knowledge with one's own experiences.