The CENART Library is reopened after the 19S earthquake

The reopening occurs after a long period in which although the structure of the library did not have serious damage, several walls were fractured and all the material of the library had to be subjected to a cleaning and ordering.

After one year and four months of the earthquake that shook Mexico City, the Arts Library of the National Arts Center is ready to reopen.
After one year and four months of the earthquake that shook Mexico City, the Arts Library of the National Arts Center is ready to reopen.

"Some walls were broken, it was spectacular, but nothing structural, we had several revisions and institutional opinions so that we could know the magnitude of the damage, but none of it was of structure, everything was ornamental and of detachment of wall covering." Cristina Barragán, director General Assistant of the CENART for El Economista. "

Reorder and classify a library like that of the CENART is a titanic task when it is considered that its collection protects nearly 800 thousand materials, all specialized in the arts that are subdivided into the different services offered by the library such as the library, newspaper library, as well as the Special Funds that house the oldest materials in the library.

In addition to the reopening of the library, CENART has its 25th anniversary on its doorstep, which is why it has organized, together with Italy, the Opera omnia exhibition, which is configured as the continuation of La muestra imposible, an exhibition organized in the 2015 that had digital reproductions of works by Caravaggio, da Vinci and Rafael. In the same way, the re-enactment event featured the intervention of Fernando Sica with the performance Rimiyoho and the artist Mabe Fratti.

The reopening of this space was not without controversy, since members of the National Democratic Union of Workers of the Ministry of Culture and CENART protested the opening of the Juan Soriano Gallery, which will be in the library lobby, as well as for other matters related to their security in the property and the agreements that were agreed upon.