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The Science Museum celebrates its 28th anniversary as a National Historic Heritage

September translates into a public holiday for the Science Museum (Muci), because the first of the aforementioned month was declared in 1993 as a National Historic Monument due to the diverse wealth of its multiple collections, representing a heritage of nearly 150,000 objects .

But it is not only the collection of preserved and preserved pieces for the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge that give value to this museum, the architectural beauty of its iconic installations is also a heritage treasure, where nature merges with two icons art. The masters: neoclassical architecture and Art Deco decorative elements by Carlos Raul Villanueva with the aesthetics of Francisco Narváez.

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The Science Museum was founded on October 28, 1875 under the initial name of the National Museum. Then in 1930, on the initiative of an art critic named Enrique Blanchart, it was planned to build the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural Sciences, inaugurated respectively in 1938 and 1940.

Muci’s collections are diverse, varied and prolific, a heritage made up of: physical anthropology, archeology, ethnography, herpetology, ichthyology, invertebrates, mineralogy, ornithology, ethnography, paleontology and theology, among others. In other words, this museum protects, preserves and exhibits both animals such as reptiles, mammals and insects, among others, such as bones, baskets, ceramics, metal and many more. rooms. / CP

Source: MPPC Press

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