The Rafael Tovar de Teresa House Museum inaugurated

More than a thousand artistic pieces and documentaries that make up the collection of Rafael Tovar de Teresa (1956-2013), can be seen in a new cultural venue open to the public.

Rafael Tovar and de Teresa was a historian, bibliophile and personality of the culture. Foto: Courtesy of Museum
Rafael Tovar and de Teresa was a historian, bibliophile and personality of the culture. Foto: Courtesy of Museum

The new cultural venue located in Valladolid 52, Colonia Roma, Mexico City, is a Porfirian house that was owned by Rafael Tovar de Teresa (1956-2013); and now, it will become the third seat of the Soumaya Museum, after being acquired, together with the collection, by the Carlos Slim Foundation.

Paintings, vintage engravings, sculptures, unpublished photographs, antique furniture and embroidered tapestries, foreign tableware and 20 thousand volumes of 13 thousand titles, many of them family inheritance and also acquisitions of the historian, are part of the treasures and jewels of the enclosure declared Patrimony Artistic of Mexico.

The entire archive of the Guillermo Tovar de Teresa House Museum is digitized and can be consulted for free at the Soumaya museum's headquarters in Plaza Carso.

Source: Diario Judio