FONSAL – Innovative Strategies for Quito’s Cultural/Heritage Rescue Fund
The Instituto Metropolitano de Patrimonio (Metropolitan Institute of Patrimony), previously known as FONSAL, was created by the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador. The Institute’s responsibilities were the registry, inventory, preservation and management of the archeological, urbanistic, architectural and intangible patrimony of Quito.
The infinite uses and advantages of the Internet were introduced to the city of Quito with Grupo Parada by helping implement systems and web programs to control, monitor and evaluate projects and campaigns. One of the biggest challenges of FONSAL was the inability to access accurate information and have regular updates on the city’s projects.
A web system was conducted as well as several complementary systems to conduct monitoring and control of projects; also, different works and management systems that allow control of all activities.
When we began the institution had 20 daily users, by working through promoting culture to the citizens that number has increased to 2,000 daily visitors.