This Thursday, January 13, about 100 public and private spaces will open their doors to the community, free of charge, within the framework of the program “Museums in Summer “, which launched the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage.
The Archaeological Museum of La Serena, the Violeta Parra de San Carlos House Museum, the Concepción Historical Archive, the Casa de Los Diez Alfredo García Burr Cultural Foundation, the Matucana 100 Cultural Center and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Among others, are some of the heritage sites that will participate in this day with guided tours and special activities.
The program seeks to encourage community participation in the different cultural spaces present throughout the country. In that sense, heMinister of Cultures, Consuelo ValdesHe pointed out that, during the health crisis, “it has been very important to keep the dissemination channels for culture and the arts active.”
“For this reason, we are now making an effort to reactivate the face-to-face reunion between people and between them and the museums., which we know are very attractive spaces during the summer holidays. We invite families to review the programming and join this initiative this Thursday, respecting the security measures and following the indications of each campus, “he said.
For his part, the Minister Secretary General of Government, Jaime Bellolio, invited to participate in this meeting and indicated: “We know that there is some fear about the Ómicron variant, but we want to assure you that Here and in other museums, all protection measures are being taken so that this is not a contagious space, but, on the contrary, it is a space for entertainment “.
How to participate in this event? Interested persons can review the activities already registered on the Summer Museums website. In all regions there are spaces and museums prepared to receive the community.
In the capital, the Gabriela Mistral Center (GAM) will conduct guided tours for those seeking to learn more about this building that has become a reflection of the history of Chile. It includes works of modern art belonging to the original collection of the III United Nations Conference on Trade and Developmentor made in 1972 in Chile.
Meanwhile, the Mirador Interactive Museum scheduled a tour of the Universo Tunnel and the Solar Plaza. In addition, the attendees will have the possibility to participate in observations of the night sky.
In the Antofagasta Region, the Municipal Cultural Foundation Saltpeter Museum and Museum of Remembrance invites María Elena Pedalea: initiative of guided tours of museums and the historic center of the town by bicycle.
At Claudio Arrau León Museum from Chillán there will be a folk recital in homage to Violeta Parra with Marcelo Coulón (Inti-Illimani), David Azán and the participation of Patricio Martínez and Christian González (Inti-Illimani). While in the Gonzalo Rojas House Cultural Center a tour of the Sala Matta and the documentary exhibition will be offered Crossing words, dedicated to Gonzalo Rojas, as well as drawings for boys and girls.
To the extreme south, in Puerto Natales, the Natalis Cultural Space It will have an exhibition of old photographs of the city and its inhabitants, inviting the community to attend and remember the old Natales.
More information here.