The UdeG, which shelters Orozco’s mural on the vault of the building known as Auditoriumannounced that the work has 10 slight fissures, caused by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake last Monday and that they were aggravated by the tremors of Tuesday and this Thursday.
“These fissures are on previous restoration works, which are only in the mural, since the building does not present structural damage and there are no risks in the use of the space.”, indicated in the statement the Coordinator of General Services of the UdeG, Esteban Segura.
Likewise, the Coordinator of General Services of the UdeG commented that the landslides are mainly in the axes of the beams that support the ceiling of the mural and that for now do not compromise the rest of the work created in 1937 with the fresco technique by the painter from Jalisco.
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Already in the earthquake of magnitude 4.8 on May 11, 2016, the mural had presented cracks and landslides in the same area.
Therefore, in January 2017 experts from the National Center for the Conservation and Registry of Movable Artistic Heritage (Cencropam) dependent on National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature restoration work was carried out.
Once the damage to the mural has been identified, the university authorities will prepare a report to request that staff from the Cencropam conduct a more in-depth on-site assessment and put in place a plan for fresco restoration.
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Likewise, they ruled out that there is an affectation in the other mural of Orozco that is in the university forum entitled “The people and their false leaders”.
With information from the EFE Agency.