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date: 31 October 2020

National History Museum, Chapultepec Castlelocked

  • Salvador Rueda SmithersSalvador Rueda SmithersMuseo Nacional de Historia, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Summary

As a monument and museum, Chapultepec Castle is today an emblem for Mexicans. It signified a double synthesis of memory: the building tells the history of the old Military College and the residence of Mexican rulers before the building became a museum. Its interior spaces, the objects of its collection, and the 20th-century murals recount and construct the shared history of Mexicans over the last 500 years.

Subjects

  • Latin American History
  • Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
  • Modern History (1700 to 1945)
  • Modern History (1700 to 1945)
  • Modern History (1700 to 1945)
  • Contemporary History (Post 1945)

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