INAH Museums Network

126 Museums
Museo de la Fotografía de la Fototeca Nacional
Local
The venerable seventeenth-century former monastery of San Francisco in Pachuca houses an extremely rich collection of images from the nineteenth century onwards, featuring historical events, daily life, landscapes and visual essays. There are important collections of Tina Modotti, Nacho López, Guillermo Kahlo, and not least the collection amassed by Agustín Víctor Casasola.
Hidalgo
Museos
412
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412
Museo de la Revolución en la Frontera, ex Aduana de Ciudad Juárez
Historic place
A famous building because, in 1909, the meeting of Porfirio Díaz and William Taft, President of the USA, was held here. It also served as headquarters for General Madero in 1911, for Francisco Villa in 1913 and Venustiano Carranza in 1914. It has a collection of photographs of the Maderista uprising taken by reporters from El Paso.
Chihuahua
Museos
413
413
Museo de la Sierra en Oxolotán
Local
One of the original early sixteenth century Franciscan monasteries, built from large river stones, it came under the Dominicans 100 year later. It was the center for missionary work in the province of Tabasco during the viceregal period. It displays local archeological and historical material alongside a collection of religious objects.
Tabasco
Museos
414
No
414
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Regional
With its adjoining monastery, the church is considered one of the finest Baroque gems of the viceregal period. Both were built by the Dominicans with indigenous labor during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The museum has fine examples of the pre-Hispanic, religious, romantic and contemporary art of Oaxaca. There is also an important ethnobotanical garden, an old library and a newspaper and periodicals library.
Oaxaca
Museos
415
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415
Museo de las Culturas del Norte en Paquimé
Archeological site
The thousand-year-old cultures of the desert: unexpected production links between the arid land and the sea. An inspired building that won a top international prize for architecture.
Chihuahua
Museos
416
No
416
Museo de las Misiones Jesuitas en Baja California Sur
Local
An important religious and mission complex in Baja California, it is one of eighteen established by the Mexican Province of the Company of Jesus, to teach, evangelize and protect the ethnic groups in the region from sins. This lasted until all Jesuits were expelled from the Spanish empire in 1767 on the order of Charles III. Its collection focuses on the missionaries and their pupils.
Baja California Sur
Museos
417
si
417
Museo de los Altos de Chiapas, ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Community center
Built soon after the conquest, a Dominican monastery with magnificent baroque moldings produced by local indigenous people. Splendid exhibition on the European presence, indigenous resistance and evangelization, in which there are fine examples of Mayan textiles from the codices and fascinating information on the founding of San Cristobal de Las Casas.
Chiapas
Museos
418
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418
Museo de Murales Teotihuacanos, Beatriz de la Fuente
Archeological site
The monuments at Teotihuacan were once decorated with colourful murals. Samples of these are to be found in this museum, together with an explanation of the techniques used and other related objects. There is also a provisional explanation of the script.
Estado de México
Museos
419
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419
Museo de Palmillas
Local
The history of the Valley of Córdoba from the fifth century BC to the viceregal period. Highlights include an important statue of Tonatiuh and an interesting musical instrument collection. It also tells the story of the slave trade and the rebellion led by Gaspar Yanga, the undefeated leader who succeeded in founding the continent’s first settlement free from slavery in 1570.
Veracruz
Museos
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