Working with the community
The project engaged three local museums and their communities in Costa Rica: Rey Curré Yimba Cajc and Boruca in the south, and the Ecomuseo Chorotega San Vicente de Nicoya in the north. All three are located in very remote and difficult to reach areas with poor infrastructure to attract secure and regular tourism. At the same time, their crafts are sold by third-party sellers at the international airport and gift shops in Costa Rica’s tourist areas. The project sought to empower the communities through increasing capacities and skills through tailored workshops and intergenerational activities involving both the young and old within the communities.
This project is funded by the Scottish Funding Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).