Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica
The Institute for the History of Nicaragua and Central America (IHNCA) is renowned for its rigorous research and activities dedicated to providing communities with access to their own patrimony. Led by dedicated Director Margarita Vannini, a team of professional staff carry out field research, make oral recordings, and rescue and conserve fragile documents. Its resources include more than 50,000 books, extensive holdings of newspapers, maps, films, paintings, photographs, oral recordings, news-agency videos and collections of artefacts such as masks. This first Prince Claus Award to Nicaragua honours IHNCA for its committed recuperation of local memory and history, for its engaged research that draws on the past to find solutions to present issues, and for strengthening links between Nicaraguans' cultural identity and development.