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Current Issue: November 11, 2002
Volume 38, Number 9

UNM signs agreement with Mexico, State of New Mexico

By Carolyn Gonzales

UNM Provost Brian Foster recently signed Addenda to the 1994 Agreement with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico, the New Mexico State Office of Cultural Affairs and the Camino Real Project, Inc.

“The signing points to the importance UNM places on its relationships and activities between Mexico and state of New Mexico agencies,” said Foster.

The original four-lateral agreement, signed in 1994, resulted in joint activities related to the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the royal road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico, as well as archeological work in New Mexico and in Chihuahua, which has been going on for more than six years.

In addition to Foster, document signers included, from INAH, Edgardo Garcia Carillo; for the New Mexico State Office of Cultural Affairs, Dr. J. Edson Way; and for the Camino Real Project, Inc., Dr. Gabrielle G. Palmer.

Two other INAH officials, Etnol. Raul Sergio Arroyo Garcia, Director General and Dr. Moises Rosas, Technical Secretary, will sign the document later in Mexico City.

Over the past year and a half, representatives from all four participating institutions have met, worked and produced 11 projects included in the signed document. Several UNM entities were involved in the projects, including the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, College of Education, Latin American and Iberian Institute through its work with the Camino Real Project, UNM General Library and others.