Potosino Regional Museum celebrates its 57th anniversary with cultural activities, outstanding a concert offered by soprano Conchita Julian and the inauguration of the traveling exhibition Legado Sagrado. Edward S. Curtis y el Indigena Norteamericano. (Sacred Legacy, Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian).

Potosino Regional Museum was inaugurated in November 20th 1952, 6 years before San Luis Potosi was declared a federal entity. In 2004 it received the Prize to Conservation of Cultural Heritage presented by the state government to acknowledge architectonic restoration and museographic restructuring of the precinct.

The photographic exhibition that presents the work of photographer and ethnologist Edward Sheriff Curtis has been displayed in several Mexican cities such as Campeche, Villahermosa, Merida, Cancun, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Oaxaca, Palenque, Tlaxcala and Monterrey.

”Sacred Legacy, Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian” explores the extraordinary diversity of their culture and history through a selection of images representative of each region.

The photographer developed his portrait, still life and landscape technique as well as his artistic ability. Work exhibited was printed with the same processes used by the author, such as cyanotype, photoengraving and gelatin silver.

Sacred Legacy looks forward to raise awareness regarding North American peoples’ cultural richness. The exhibition is presented by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) with support from the United States of America Embassy and will be open at San Luis Potosi until February 28th 2010.

The exhibition “Xl’Ol hijos del dios trueno” (Xl’Ol Children of the Thunder God) a Pame Culture ethnographic collection, reunited by Dominique Chemin and Heidi Bassler, complements Sacred Legacy.

The collection is integrated by 14 pieces from Xl’Ol which describe the passing of time in this culture.

Dominique and Heidi, both French, arrived to Mexico to study an anthropology doctorate, and became marveled with Pame Culture, achieving the reunion of esthetic and human meanings.

Eduardo Meade photographs show the human warmth of Pame people as well as the actual situation of Xl’Ol community, provoking a reflection towards Mexican ethnic groups.

Brian Quigley and Deborah Escobar, from the USA diplomatic corps attended the inauguration, as well as Fernando Carrillo, San Luis Potosi State Culture Secretary, Miguel Angel Riva Palacio, director of SLP-INAH Center and Luis Pedro Gutierrez, director of the museum.