Barbara Fash (2016)
Barbara W. Fash, artist and museum curator, is Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions program at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, and co-director of the Santander Program for Research and Conservation of Maya Sculpture. Her book publications include Precolumbian Water Management: Ideology, Ritual, and Power, with Lisa Lucero (2006) and The Copan Sculpture Museum: Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone (2011). In 2008, she was awarded the Hoja de Laurel de Oro in Honduras, and in 2015, the Orden del Pop in Guatemala, in recognition of over thirty of service in preserving and documenting the cultural heritage of Copan, Honduras.
Pedro Cahuantzi Hernandez (2016)
Pedro is an illustrator who specializes in Mexican archaeology. He has worked for the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) for 28 years on different archaeological projects in several parts of the country. He has been involved in several projects in the Tlaxcala area,
including Cacaxtla, Xochitecatl, Ocotelulco, and Tepeticpac. He has also worked on projects in Chichén-Itzá, Yucatán and Cholula, Puebla. He recently participated in several different projects at Teotihuacan, including the Project of Plaza of the Columns.
Pedro has done illustrations for scientific publications such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), for INAH and for Oxford University. He has also worked on restoration projects of sacred art in Tlaxcala, Michoacan and Puebla for the National Coordination of Conservation, Restoration and Museology (CNCRM). In addition, he is a specialist in the restoration of prehispanic ceramics and has worked for the Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP). He has collaborated in the recent establishment of the Ceramoteca of INAH, Puebla.
Among his most important works are the reproduction of the murals of Cacaxtla in Tlaxcala and several facsimiles of colonial documents prepared for the Department of History of INAH, Puebla
Albano David Sánchez Palacios (2016)
Albano is a visual artist and musician. He studied at "La Esmeralda", National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving of the National Institute National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico (INBA), as well as at the National School of Painting of the National Institute of Culture in Panama. He has worked in fields related to painting such as Scenography and Conservation, as well as in Restoration of movable cultural heritage.
He has worked at the National Center for Conservation and Registration of Artistic Heritage, and doing restorations for the following projects: Murales de la Casa del Estudiante, by Francisco Montoya de la Cruz; Licenciado no te apures, by David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Los Danzantes, curtain by Carlos Mérida for the Manacar cinema. Other projects in which he has participated include the restoration of altarpieces at the San José Poliutla church in Guerrero and the restoration of the dome of the Cathedral of Morelia in Michoacán. At the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, he collaborated on the Project of Restoring Mural Paintings in situ, as well as in Acervo in 2015. This year (2016) he oversaw the conservation and restoration of mural painting fragments from the multiple fronts of the Project of the Plaza of the Columns. Additionally, Albano is a percussionist and singer in the musical groups "ColenMex,""Klan Yuma" and in his project "Güije".