Through the tours and talks we run in San Miguel for you, we are developing 6 research and divulgation projects:

Cañada de la Virgen archaeological site, the place of the 7 caves in San Miguel. I started this research 3 years ago, I am connecting the archaeological information of the site with the historical documents that talk about the famous sanctuary of the 7 caves, trying to show that Cañada de la Virgen could have been the legendary sanctuary where indigenous nations (Toltecs, Aztecs, Purepechas, Otomis) pass through, to do rites and prayers, when they have to leave the northern territories because of a climate change. I presented the first part of this research in the International Congress of Ethnohistory in November 2017. 

The indigenous chapel of San Miguel Viejo, masterwork of XVI century indocristian art. This chapel is decorated with pre-Hispanic origin indigenous motifs, closely related with the worldview of the ancient indigenous warlords that mixed their worldview with Christianism in the times of the Chichimeca War of the XVI century. I presented this research for the first time as part of a 3 day conference event on the celebrations for the 450 years of the foundation of San Miguel in September, 2017 and then in the Museum-House of Allende. Presentación.

The rescue of the life and works of Felipe Cossío, founder of the two art schools of San Miguel. In 2009 I started a collaboration with the Instituto Allende, over there I found out that with the ex-governor of Guanajuato and Stirling Dickinson, the Peruvian painter and art historian Felipe Cossío was co-founder of the Instituto, founded in 1950, and that he was the founder of the first art school in town, the Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes, founded in 1937. Presentación y articulos publicados en peru.

In 2014 I was able to check and photograph an important part of the personal archives of Cossío, nowadays located in San Miguel de Piura, Perú, the place where he was born.

In 2016, the son of Cossío, Miguel Angel, Tania Periche and myself, digitalized the archive of Cossío.

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