Project Description

SILVIA GALICIA ANKERSON

Community

Mexico was the link for my arrival to the United Kingdom. My husband, who is a historian, arrived in Mexico in order to do research for his degree at Cambridge University. We met at El Colegio de México, where I was doing my dissertation on History for my studies at UNAM. This is the point where my journey to the United Kingdom of the 1970s began.

When my husband commenced his diplomatic career, we lived in many countries representing the United Kingdom, but from my side I was also representing Mexico. In all the places where we lived I realised that we met people who have a great love and admiration for the Mexican culture, food, music, and history. It gives great satisfaction and pride being a representative of our beautiful country, I was very happy every time I could help adding my input to cultural and academic events.

I have huge admiration for a great woman, Chloè Sayer, whose knowledge and love for Mexican crafts and culture, together with my own interest in art, took me to visit craftsmen and craftswomen (adding some of my own production) to help them expand their businesses by selling their work in London. Circumstances have changed during the last few years, but our craftsmen and craftswomen continue to need our help in order to carry on producing their amazing artistic work.

Silvia Galicia Ankerson