National History Museum, Chapultepec Castle
- Salvador Rueda SmithersSalvador Rueda SmithersMuseo Nacional de Historia, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
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.