Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Peru: Memory museum nearly finished

Here's some progress to start the year: Fernando Carvallo, director of the Peruvian memory museum (now officially called the Lugar de la Memoria, la Tolerancia y la Inclusión Social), has announced that construction work will be completed on 15 January 2013. The shell of the four-storey building in Lima will then be finished and can be fitted out, a process which will take several months.

Work started back in November 2010 and has been partially financed by Germany.

The building will consist of a basement, an auditorium on the first floor, the exhibition about the violence of the 1980s and 1990s on the second and third floors, and a terrace on the fourth floor.

"Access to the second to fourth floors will take place via a ramp and the visit will go from bottom to top, upwards. The idea is that the visitor will feel that they are passing from darkness to light, from horror to the hope of reconciliation in a democratic society," explained Carvallo.

Anuncian que obras en el Lugar de la Memoria terminarán el 15 de enero (La Republica)

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