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Summer School 2021

Monuments and memorialisation in Mexico

MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALISATION IN MEXICO

Ashley Lillie, heritage consultant

In Mexico the past is never far away. This is eloquently illustrated by the considerable numbers, and variety, of monuments to be found throughout the country. The history of Mexico is well reflected in its monuments which commemorate major events that have shaped the country, from the pre-Hispanic nations, struggles against the Spanish, independence, invasions by the United States of America, the Reform movement, French invasion, and the Revolution. While the most important of the monuments are often striking and large, these reminders of the past also reflect the rich artistic life of the country, most notably through the famous mural movement. Importantly, the monuments stand not only as mute reminders of the past, but also as an integral part, and often the focus, of public space that is such a marked characteristic of Mexico life.

 

 

This course will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link.

Date: Friday 22 January
Time: 1.00 pm                 
 COURSE FEES: R75