- Title: Mexico marks independence by showcasing 'greatness' of pre-Hispanic pieces
- Date: 28th September 2021
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (SEPTEMBER 27, 2021) (REUTERS) EXHIBITION LOGO THAT READS (Spanish): "The Greatness of Mexico'' VARIOUS OF PRE-HISPANIC FIGURE OF CHICOMECOATL, "GODDESS OF THE SEVEN SERPENTS" ARTEFACT ON DISPLAY TWO ARTEFACTS ON DISPLAY VARIOUS OF MAYAN CHAC MOOL FIGURE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CURATOR OF EXHIBITION "THE GREATNESS OF MEXICO," KARINA ROMERO, SAYING: "These pieces belong to museum collections. Truth be told, we would never have had the opportunity to see these pieces in Mexico if it were not for their temporary transfer. They are temporarily here to be appreciated, some to be studied and they will then be returned to their collections.'' VARIOUS OF DIFFERENT FIGURES FUGURES OFN DISPLAY / MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA FILMING EXHIBITION IN THE BACKGROUND SCULPTURE OF AN EAGLE WARRIOR (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CURATOR OF EXHIBITION "THE GREATNESS OF MEXICO," KARINA ROMERO, SAYING: "The exhibition is made up of four main cluster themes. The first one is 'territory,' and we chose it as a starting point because this is perhaps the coercive element for us as Mexicans; understanding we do not have an identity, but many Mexicos exist. It's not about a melting pot, but instead a cultural mosaic that forms this country, where our land is found and helps us feel we belong.'' VARIOUS OF VASES ON DISPLAY IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE "GOMEZ DE OROZCO CATECHISM" CODICES FROM THE 16TH CENTURY
- Embargoed: 12th October 2021 05:01
- Keywords: Anthropology Museum artpiece exhibition history independence mexico museum spain
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,South America / Central America
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWMUHXJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Authorities opened an exhibit with archaeological pieces and codices returned to the country from abroad at Mexico City's famed National Museum of Anthropology on Monday (September 27), to mark 200 years of Mexico's Independence from Spain.
'The Greatness of Mexico,' showcases more than 1,500 historical artefacts from museum collections in the U.S., Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as national pieces, repatriations and temporary transfers from pre-Hispanic Mexico.
Exhibit curator, Karino Romero, spoke of the unique opportunity to see these pieces displayed in the country.
"They are temporarily here to be appreciated, some to be studied, and they will then be returned to their collections," Romero told Reuters.
The exhibition - with splendours of the Mayan, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Aztec and Mixtec cultures - will be open to the public for five months at two venues - the National Museum of Anthropology and at the Ministry of Public Education, located in the middle of the city.
Access will be free of charge.
During President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador's time in office since 2018, nearly 6,000 historical heritage assets have been recovered and returned to Mexico.
(Production: Andrea Rodriguez, Geraldine Downer)
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