An exchange agreement with the Republic of El Salvador’s Ministry of Culture was concluded on Monday, June 24th. Our aim is to contribute to both countries in the fields of academic affairs, science, and culture. Specific activities in the future will be managed by our University Museum of Cultures and the National Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage of El Salvador’s Ministry of Culture.
1) Conducting exchanges related to the study, research, preservation, reconstruction, education, and familiarization of El Salvador’s archaeological heritage
2) Providing access to archaeological remains owned by the Republic of El Salvador, national archaeological parks and related facilities, and allowing the use of libraries
3) Participation of KUFS students in collaborative projects related to archaeology, public archaeology, museology, and policy science
4) Exchange of information and the fostering of human resources related to the science of protecting cultural assets and the various skills of operating museums
5) Joint publication of books, hosting conferences, and exchanging information such as the exchange of published materials
Exchanges between El Salvador and KUFS began in 1996 when the late Professor Emeritus Kuniaki Ōi started his archaeological research in Chalchuapa, El Salvador. On the Occasion that an international symposium called “The Challenge of Merging Latin American Regions” was held in 2012, marking the 65th anniversary of the establishment of KUFS, the University Museum of Cultures began working towards resuming archaeological and inter-museum exchanges. KUFS has also concluded an inter-university exchange agreement with the University of Technology of El Salvador (UTEC).