Schedule for the 2015 Inaugural Trip To Ecuador

Quito, Cuenca, and Cañar

September 28 – October 3, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015; Quito

9:00 – 5:00 The following will include the IA group meeting the Archivists, getting to know the repositories, and forging connections for future collaboration.

  • Universidad Central Ecuador
  • Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador
  • Archivo Histórico Municipal de Quito
  • Archivo Bloomberg

Tuesday, September 29, 2015; Quito

9:00-5:00 Conference: Los archivos históricos: socialización de experiencias profesionales entre Estados Unidos y Ecuador

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador (PUCA)

Wednesday September 30; Cuenca

10:00 Fly to Cuenca

16:00 – 18:00 Visit Museo Remigio Crespo

Thursday, October 1, 2015; Cañar

Travel to Cañar

9:30 – 12:30  Meeting with Indigenous Committee at Instituto Quilloac

  • Main topic will be what is a digital archive, why is it important for preservation of Cañari cultural heritage, examples of how other indigenous groups have created digital archives, and how will the indigenous community maintain control of content.

2:00 – 4:00  Meeting with Casa de la Cultura and Municipality of Cañar

  • A members will talk with members of the community about the importance of developing a digital archive for preserving visual history of region and town and families. 
  • Presentations of the digital collections/digital initiatives at IA member institution: What they digitize, how they deal with born-digital, how they handle reproductions/copyright, any new specific projects (oral histories, etc.)

Return to Cuenca

Friday, October 2, 2015; Cuenca

9:00 – 1:00 Repository visits in Cuenca (Casa de la Cultura, La Curia, Convento Las Conceptas)

3:00 – 6:00   Conference and reception at the library of Museo Pumapungo, Ministerio de Cultura

  • Introductions about our archival work in the US, introduction to the Itinerant Archivists, project
  • Roundtables with Museum staff:
    • Topics relevant to Ecuador’s pressing need for archival professionals, proper training, the creation of a digital archive.

Saturday October 3; Quito

Return to Quito

Free time in Quito

    • Tickets available for Quito Tour Bus courtesy of the Directorate of The Municipality of Quito for Archives and Records Management;

Please see Information and Resources for links to websites of the institutions and areas visited. Also, there you will find other information about IA’s work.