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Oaxaca Museums Celebrated International Museum Day

As part of International Museum Day – celebrated every May 18 – the General Directorate of Cultures called on Oaxacans to visit the attractions that protect and preserve history, traditions and art of region.

This year the International Council of Museums (ICOM, for its acronym in English) proposed as a guiding theme “Hyper-connected museums: new approaches, new audiences.”

According to the Cultural Information System, in the Oaxacan capital there are more than 17 Oaxaca museums that preserve the traditions and history of the city, where national and foreign visitors, as well as Oaxacans, can enjoy the different collections of great value.

Each of them houses a collection and a different theme under which the focus of the collection is governed, these museums being specialized in history, natural history, technical, thematic, religious, among others, allocating to each sector of the population a unique collection.

These buildings are a clear way to access culture, provide research tools, conservation, presentation and above all, training and education; as well as providing a space for recreation.

Likewise, they are considered as refuges of the culture of the city and the people thanks to the preservation of their history, providing information on their origin, characteristics and data of the period in which it represents.

Oaxaca Museums: Painting, textiles and philately treasures protected

Throughout the historic center of the Oaxacan capital, you can enjoy these venues, such as the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca, which contains most of the cultural and historical heritage of Oaxaca’s origin and modernity, and the Rufino Tamayo Museum, which offers a collection of prehispanic pieces collected by the Mexican modernist painter.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (MACO) stands out, offering a mixture of a building with colonial architecture and contemporary works of art, as well as that of Philately (MUFI) that offers the recovery of documents and letters sent through the postal system, offering private collections and stamps that tell the history of the country.

In addition, the Textile Museum that offers its visitors the traditional and current clothing of the different regions of the state.

In this way, the museums represent a living space where you can enjoy the different exhibited collections, providing an experience of your own existence, which enriches our cultural heritage and at this time offers a large schedule of activities.

Don’t wait until the next International Museum Day to explore the Oaxaca museums, they are open year-round!

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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