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Hans Christian Andersen

Although his name isn’t familiar to many, this Danish personage has been part of many lives, especially during childhood. Andersen is best known for “The Ugly Duckling,” and is responsible for the original material that inspired Disney’s Little Mermaid (1989), and even the animated film Frozen (2013). This is only a small part of the extensive and diverse work of this multifaceted writer of children’s stories; his bibliography also consists of novels, poems, plays and travel books.

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Vikings

Viking is the patronymic with which we recognize the Germanic peoples that originated in Scandinavia, a region conformed mostly by the countries that we know today as Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

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Catherine Abitbol

She was only a child when Catherine Abitbol’s path was forever linked to photography; her father gave her her favorite Canon camera, which still accompanies her to this day. Then she took her first photography course in 1996, with Maestro Saúl Serrano, at the Cultural Center of Contemporary Art.

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Khmer Art

The powerful Khmer empire, which settled in the territories of what we now know as the countries of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma and Malaysia, has created a great legacy of immense beauty and artistic footprint for posterity. 

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National Museum of Cambodia

The identity and patrimony of every community are a real treasure today, where planetary communication, in a way, unifies the perspective from which we see the world. One of the most efficient methods to approach the particular legacies of each nation is visiting the museums where this wealth is preserved.

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The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

There is a palace that exists to consecrate the sea. It was built on the edge of a cliff above the Mediterranean over a century ago, in the sovereign city-state of Monaco, aiming to promote the vital significance of preserving the treasures in the marine ecosystem.

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La cumparsita

La Cumparsita celebrated its 100-year anniversary on April 29, 2017. In Uruguay—where Gerardo “Becho” Matos Rodriguez composed it—it is a symbol of identity, proclaimed in 1998 as “Cultural and Popular Hymn of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.” UNESCO recognized its universal significance and incorporated it in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

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Mario Benedetti

Poetry is the song of the soul. Those who write verses summarize their feelings in a magical space. Mario Benedetti gave the Spanish-American world a close—intimate perhaps—contact with poetry.

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The Lapita People

Oceania is the smallest continent of the planet. It is located to the south of the Pacific Ocean, to the west of the Indic Ocean and to the south of the Asian continent. It is comprised of the Australian continental platform, New Zealand, and the Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian archipelagos. Fiji belongs to the latter.

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Narratives About the Origins

The first receptacle of memory is the imagination. To protect it from oblivion, human beings began replicating the voices of nature, naming each thing in their environment—and also within themselves—creating voices until they shaped their own language. 

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