Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú

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Conserving and disseminating the extensive artistic, cultural historic heritage of which this country is justly proud.

Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C.
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Jointly with Fomento Cultural Banamex, the Fundación AHH participates for the fifth year in a row in the Great Popular Art Award, the most important national handicraft contest performed nationwide. Its purpose is to stimulate the handicraft creation in Mexico. The contest invites all the craftspeople of the country in 28 categories that include all the techniques and materials, like natural clay, polychromatic clay, lead-free glazed pottery, textiles, traditional costumes, shawls, popular writing, miniature, glass, chandlery, and furniture.


Committed with the preservation and dissemination of the Mexican culture, the FAHH displayed from September to November 2004 the exhibit Great Masters of Popular Art of Mexico, presented in the Bar Association of Beirut, Lebanon, showing 662 pieces of excellent manufacture selected from the Fomento Cultural Banamex collection, as well as the publication of the catalogue, both in English and Spanish, of such priceless work.


Also, Fomento Cultural Banamex has supported exhibits of collections involving different themes, and the collaboration in book publishing.


FOMENTO CULTURAL BANAMEX, A.C.


Cultural events


CONCEPT


BENEFIT


 


Exhibits::


Great Masters of Popular Art of Mexico (Beirut, Lebanon)


 


Colorful Forests of Oaxaca (Centro Libanés, Mexico City)


Pharaoh – the Cult to the Sun in Ancient Egypt (Museum of Anthropology)


Medieval Spain and the Western Legacy (Museum of Anthropology


Isis and the Plumed Serpent (Museum of Anthropology)


 


Tsars – Art and Culture of the Russian Empire (Museum of Anthropology)


Pieces shown


Visitors


Pieces shown


Pieces shown


Visitors


Pieces shown


Visitors


Pieces shown


Visitors


Pieces shown


Visitors


662


2,500


153


152


618,874


319


300,000


335


600,000


500


230,000


 


National Contest Great Popular Art Award


Participating pieces


Participating Craftspeople


States


9,051


2,692


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Edition of the book Sahtein, Flavors of Lebanon


Edition of the book Humani corporis fabrica libri septem


(Of the human body structure)


Copies


 


Copies


3,000


 


1,000