Ambassador Brian A. Nichols and Peru’s Minister of Culture Salvador del Solar announced that the winning project for the State Department’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 is the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Culture for the preservation of an Ichma culture pyramid at the Mangomarca archaeological site in San Juan de Lurigancho. The winning project will receive a total of $173,660 in funding.
Peru is the largest recipient of AFCP funds in Latin America, with funding of more than $1.9 million for 24 projects in 10 regions of Peru over the last 17 years. AFCP promotes conservation, restoration and collection management projects for countries around the world. AFCP is a very competitive program that receives projects from cultural institutions and museums around the world for a limited number of projects. The Ambassadors Fund is part of the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Protection of Peru’s Cultural Heritage. The U.S. and Peru marked 20 years of active and fruitful cooperation through the Memorandum in June 2017.