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Thursday, May 16 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
02. Defining Value: The Identification Processes for Religious Heritage Sites and the Case of La Candelaria, an Indigenous Church of Sabaya in Oruro, Bolivia

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The identification and registration process of wall paintings, as a living heritage and as material cultural heritage in the church of the Virgin of La Candelaria located in Sabaya Province in Oruro, Bolivia. This case study emphasizes on the value of material cultural heritage, indigenous art, wallpaintings and the identification and registration processes of endangered sites, focusing on theft response and overall surveying of material cultural objects to ensure their protection and to prevent deterioration. As well as documentation, site management, and collections care.

The church of Sabaya was built in the 18th century and it is an architectural jewel in the Bolivian flatlands, the living art of the indigenous communities in Sabaya, Oruro, and the diverse elements of architectural, ornamental and artistic value represented in wallpaintings that date from the 18th century in the church built for the Chipaya people in Oruro.

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Ximena Baldivieso

Conservation consultant, Arte Restauro Boliviano
I am currently working as a Heritage consultant working closely with municipalities, regional government and the private sector in heritage protection related projects in several Bolivian cities, in charge of strategic planning of preservation action for the protection of cultural... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Uncas Ballroom Foyer Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun