Museo Nacional de las Culturas Populares, Mexico City

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3.7/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Museo Nacional de las Culturas Populares is a museum in Mexico City dedicated to Mexico’s ethnic and cultural diversity. This diversity not only includes that of its indigenous peoples, but also those of its regions and socioeconomic strata. It was founded in 1982 by anthropologist Guillermo Bonfil Batalla at a time when the country was accepting and promoting its cultural diversity. The museum does not have a large permanent collection but rather focuses on temporary exhibits, concerts, workshops and other cultural and educational events as well as promoting the creation of museums in Mexico to promote local cultures. The museum is also home to the Centro de Información y Documentación Alberto Beltrán, founded in 1971 to promote research and knowledge about Mexican handcrafts and folk art and indigenous ethnicities.DescriptionThe museum was established as part of the acknowledgement in the latter 20th century that Mexico consists of various ethnicities and cultures. The term “culturas populares” (popular cultures) refers to indigenous peoples as well as those of different regions, and different socioeconomic levels. Its primary function is to document, promote and foment creative activities in the various subcultures of Mexico in both rural and urban areas through exhibitions and other activities. These activities include collections of art and other objects, photography, film, sound and documentation. The elements of these popular cultures are to be promoted as part of Mexico’s national heritage. The main goal of the museum is not to form a large permanent collection but rather to stimulate the formation of museums and other institutions related to various topics. The museum is a part of the Dirección General de Culturas Populares which is a subsidiary of the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. The museum receives about 1.1 million visitors each year, who come to see its frequent temporary exhibitions and other events.
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  • It is usually because this step between the trolley and the plaza. is small but cute. economic input. interesting
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  • I was fairly disappointed because this pretty Museum in Coyoacan was fully dedicated to Accordion greats in Mexico and while it was mildly curious, it didn't justify the ticket price. If you are in Co...  read more »
  • Visit the National Museum of cultures popular in the historic center of Coyoacan can result us a wonderful cultural experience in our tour of the city of Mexico a museum which houses craft collections in various States of the Republic and various art forms of all the country shows the great diversity that exists in Mexico in cultural matters if you have the opportunity to walk through the historic center of Coyoacan not miss this experience that will surely be for you and for your family something truly amazing
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