Cuenca upgrades security systems for historic documents

Cuenca’s municipal archive, housed in the Remigio Crespo Toral Museum has upgraded its security and environmental controls. The new controls include the installation of an air condition system and security cameras. The archive contains documents and books dating to the city’s Spanish founding in the 1500s. In addition, a project by the University of Cuenca is underway to digitalize most of the collection. The purpose of the upgrades, according to archives director Ana Luz Borrero, is two-fold. “We want to protect and preserve the collection and, at the same time, we want to make it available to the general public…

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