1887. «Lavadero en el Manzanares» («Laundry in the Manzanares») (detail), Eusebio Pérez Valluerca © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (Spain)

Year 2023

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Year 2023

The first Temporary Exhibition of 2023 is entitled Co-building health with Amazonian indigenous peoples in Colombia and has been prepared by Synergies Strategic Alliances for Health and Social Development  (Sinergias Alianzas Estratégicas para la Salud y el Desarrollo Social). Sinergias is a Colombian NGO founded in 2011 that aims to promote a holistic vision of health and development by means of strengthening local capacities, knowledge, and experiences, as well as by impacting public health and social development policies. This Exhibition portrays the collaborative process of building an intercultural health model in the Colombian Amazon region with indigenous peoples. The process has required the building of trust with the communities through dialogue, coexistence, and agreement on all the actions developed based on the priorities defined in the participation spaces. This work has been developed by an intercultural and multidisciplinary team during the last ten years, working hand-in-hand with 22 indigenous communities and their leaders in Vaupés. 

The second Temporary exhibition of the year is entitled Ethnobotany as a fundamental tool of Human Ecology and has been coordinated by Emilio Blanco and in it have participated Demetrio Delgado, Jaime Gila, Miguel Ángel Nava and Charo Piñango. The Exhibition proposes an approach to Ethnobotany through botanical species, activities, and people from the Mediterranean rural world, remembering that this biocultural diversity is in the process of disappearing. It is structured in five photographic reports, with an initial presentation text on different ethnobotanical aspects, which leads to a gallery of related images.

The third Temporary exhibition of 2023 has been carried out by the researcher in Oral Memory Beatriz Díaz Martínez and is entitled A workers’ township in the Sierra de Cádiz: the memory thread. This contribution tells us about daily life during the construction of the Los Hurones dam (Sierra de Cádiz, Spain), between 1947 and 1965. The working-class families settled in the area completed the precarious salaries and services provided by the winning company with traditional and autonomous ways of life, taking advantage of natural resources and with mutual aid.