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Salvadorian cultural memory: online resources now linked to the ICAA website

Aug 25

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We are pleased to announce that four new online resources for Salvadorian historical documents and publications are now linked to our digital archive website. Among them is a collection of exhibition catalogues produced by the Sala Nacional de Exposiciones Salarrué [National Exhibition Hall Salarrué], one of the few cultural institutions that continuously hosted arts-related programming during the civil war in the country, from 1980 to 1992. Currently under the administration of the Ministry of Culture of El Salvador, the online collection of digitized catalogues of the Sala Salarrué boasts a rare selection of publications ranging from the early 1970s to the present. Likewise, the periodical Cultura: revista del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte, printed uninterruptedly since its inception in 1955, has made ninety-three of its editions available online via the Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de El Salvador [Consortium of University Libraries of El Salvador]. Another exciting source for historical multimedia materials on the country’s cultural memory has been made available for research online by the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, where users can watch documentary videos and short films, hear recordings of the insurgent radio station Radio Venceremos and of testimonials by historical figures, browse through a trove of documentary photographs, and read the museum’s publications. Finally, in El Ojo de Adrián: Revista digital de arte y literatura de la región Centroamérica—edited by leading Salvadorian artists and critics—readers have access to art and literary criticism focused on the contemporary cultural production in Central America. We encourage our users to benefit from the rare research opportunities available on the resources described above.

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