Museums In Mexico City Are Still Closed And Open Better Than Other Stores

2021-02-16   |   by CusiGO

General guidelines for pandemic traffic lights point out that museums in Mexico can open when they reach yellow, something that has never happened since last spring when they began to return to normal. In Mexico City, however, they were allowed to resume orange activities a few months ago. The second wave closed them again, even though shops, restaurants, stadiums, churches, theaters and parks were more or less restricted. Why don’t museums? “It’s unexplainable, we have better conditions than many stores to receive the public, and they have to let us decide. Dolores beistegu, chief executive of the papalot Museum del Nino, complained that it was a serious loss of cultural property and that the center was experiencing a terrible economic collapse and could close down.

Every weekend, people can go to church (they have never closed the church, although now they have ordered it to open), buy a shirt or pants, eat in a restaurant, and take part in sports. But it cannot nourish the cultural spirit. “There is no scientific basis for this,” said h é ctor RA ú L P é rez g ó mez, director of the clinical discipline Department of the cowid scenario room at the University of Guadalajara. “A museum is usually a very large space where people don’t get together like other spaces. In addition, it is usually quiet, which is a good condition not to spread the virus, not to touch anything. They can arrange visiting time and meet. There’s no reason to shut it down, “the infectious disease expert insisted.

The capital of Mexico has rich museum space, corresponding to the most active cultural life in Latin America. It’s been going on for months. Public museums are closed to lime and chants, even those with vast outdoor space, such as archaeological sites: the big temple in the city center is a good example. The university hall is also quiet: poplar, the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC). The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAMA) has decided that only yellow traffic lights can resume these activities. “We have an anti video agreement in place, so that’s not the problem,” said Amanda deragarza, director of MUAC. “We’re ready, we have inputs, signals, everything,” he added. He understood that universities take care of their own workers and make their own decisions because these “never very clear” health authorities. “In the face of the actual situation of infectious diseases and the setbacks that have occurred, the university has taken a more conservative position,” dragarza said.

His colleague, Jos é Luis Paredes Pacho, also works at the chopo Museum of UNAMA. He hopes to reopen the museum, but he believes that each Museum has its own characteristics, sometimes small elevators and narrow stairs, and has to take care of the public and staff. However, he admitted that a few months ago, when they thought they could open it, they had worked hard and prepared for a health agreement. At the same time, he said, they are still working and a lot of cultural development is going on in a virtual way.

The large museum affiliated to the National Institute of Anthropology and history is waiting for the green light from the authorities without further statement.

In the Mexican capital, there is a lot of pressure from the business community to pretend not to comply with the instructions to control the epidemic. All of this affects allowing shopping malls to reopen or restaurants to invade public spaces with open-air tables. Cultures have never been under such pressure, even if their arguments are stronger on this issue. In museums, people don’t interact as much as they do in restaurants. “No dialogue, let them listen to us. “The standards they impose on us, whatever they are, because we don’t know, are designed to prevent us from opening up,” bestergui complains. “They put us in the same bag as the concert hall. It’s not the same. Our conditions are better. When we open, we have a blank balance. ” No contact was detected. “We rely on our lockers, which is unexplainable. When we reopened a few months ago, we paid a high price to adapt to the new conditions. ” Now, they’re closed again.

“Culture is part of human life and well-being. It helps to improve mood and mental state. ” These reasons, put forward by Dr. Perez Gomes, President of the Guadalajara civilian hospital, cannot be ignored at this time, because people’s health or emotional well-being is being seriously affected by the epidemic. Maybe it’s just to make the church open. So far, the municipal government has not responded to the scientific criteria for making this unequal decision. Perez Gomez added: “given the tolerant logic of opening other shopping centers, museums can enter the same dynamic.”.

From the perspective of gap, economic reasons seem to promote citizens’ well-being more than cultural or emotional reasons. “According to the logic of other places, museums should be open on a limited scale. “They may not have asked, or they may not have taken appropriate steps to revitalize,” said aventula Malaquias Lopez, UNAMA professor of public health. “Maybe it’s economic. “If museums close, they have less financial impact, and if they open, their spending may even increase,” the scientist suggests.

Jumex is one of the biggest boats in Mexican culture. intimate. “We cooperated with the authorities on the proposal, but last year we were closed for five months, which is very sad. We held an exhibition of James tourel, which took us a lot of time and energy, “said Ruth ovsejevich, director of communication at the museum. Not all museums are in the same situation, but jumex is preparing for one unstable year after another, so it chooses to use permanent collections without involving personnel transfer, cancellation of insurance or working in facilities. Last year they reopened for free, so closing doesn’t mean economic loss. In any case, this uneasiness is for the public, who have been banned from cultural activities for nearly a year.

Whether or not they are allowed to reopen, jumex plans to wait until March 27, when they think conditions will allow the Mexican collection of contemporary art they collect in their funds to open. “We don’t know what’s going to happen, and I and others insist on seeing if we find out, because the last time they asked us to reopen in orange was a surprise,” ovseyevz said. “It’s sad to see a city like this.”

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