This is a meeting with the history of a country where you will learn not only about the wealth of its documentary heritage, but also about the different stages of its formation and the deep imprint of its heroes.
The National Anthropology Museum
December 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
- The National Anthropology Museum
- The National Library of Anthropology and History
The National Anthropology Museum is considered one of the most important museums in the Americas, and it shelters the largest collection of pre-Hispanic art. In addition to visiting the Teotihuacan, Mexica and Mayan halls, we will visit the National Library of Anthropology and History—called “Doctor Eusebio Ávalos Hurtado”—which holds one of the largest collections of history, anthropology, linguistics and ethnography.
Cost: USD $22.00 (It includes: bilingual guide, entrance to the museum and rent of headphones)
Meeting point: Lobby of the National Anthropology Museum
Duration: 4 hours
Number of people: minimum 20, maximum 25.
University City and Piql
December 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
- The National Book and Periodicals Library
During the tour, the long-term digital preservation technology Piql will be known, consisting of the recording of digital data (image, sound, video) and metadata in a safe preservation medium (photosensitive film based on polyester and high resolution). that does not require migration. The film has a proven longevity of more than 500 years.
The National Book and Periodicals Library (Biblioteca y Hemeroteca Nacional)—located in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which is considered one of the most important universities in the world—are repositories of the country’s printed memory. We will also visit the most important museum of contemporary art in the country—also at UNAM.
Cost: USD $2.00 (It includes: bilingual guide, transportation and headphones)
Meeting point: Benidorm Hotel
Duration: 5 hours
Number of people: minimum 27, maximum 40.
The General Archives of the Nation
November 30 and December 1, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- The Former Palace of Lecumberri
- The collection and laboratory buildings
The AGN is located in the former Palace of Lecumberri, which served as a penitentiary for 75 years, since its inauguration on September 29, 1900 until May 26, 1977, when it became the headquarters of the General Archives of the Mexican Nation. Its records come from government institutions and private entities. It is organized in funds and contains about 375 million leaves that would cover approximately 52 kilometers in length. Some of its documents are part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
It includes a visit to the new facilities, like the modern laboratories of technical processes, the collection buildings and the search areas.
Cost: USD $1.00 (It includes: bilingual guide)
Meeting point: main entrance of the General Archives
Duration: 3 hours
Number of people: 25 people in each group.
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