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Introduction

History

  • πŸ“… Inauguration: Opened on January 11, 2010 by President Michelle Bachelet
  • πŸ“œ Background: Created as part of Chile's Bicentennial celebrations
  • πŸ“š Foundation: Built on the initiative of the National Committee of Truth and Reconciliation
  • πŸ•°οΈ Timeline: Construction began in 2008 and completed in 2009
  • πŸ›οΈ Purpose: To commemorate victims of human rights violations during Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990)

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Exhibitions

  • πŸ“œ Permanent Exhibitions: Cover topics like the coup d'Γ©tat, systematic repression, resistance, and transition to democracy
  • πŸŽ₯ Audiovisual Archive: Includes oral and written testimonies, legal documents, letters, stories, press material, documentary movies, and photographs
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Temporary Exhibitions: Regularly hosts workshops, conferences, theater, and cinema presentations
  • πŸ“š Documentation Center: Offers a Digital Library with access to digitalized documents
  • πŸ” Special Exhibitions: 'State Secrets' explores the link between the US and the Chilean dictatorship

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ•°οΈ Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM)
  • πŸ“… Closed: January 1, Good Friday, May 1, September 18-19, December 25
  • πŸ“ž Contact: +56225979600
  • πŸ“§ Email: [email protected]
  • 🌐 Website: Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
  • πŸ›οΈ Services: Cafeteria, shop, and parking available

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Events and Activities

  • 🎭 Theater: Hosts various plays and performances
  • 🎬 Cinema: Regular screenings of films related to human rights and memory
  • πŸ“š Book Launches: Frequent events for new publications
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Art Exhibitions: Both permanent and temporary art displays
  • πŸ› οΈ Workshops: Educational workshops on human rights and memory
  • 🎀 Conferences: Talks and discussions on relevant topics

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Architecture

  • πŸ—οΈ Design: Designed by Brazilian architects MΓ‘rio Figueroa, Lucas Fehr, and Carlos Dias
  • πŸ“ Concept: 'Manzana abierta' to harmonize with the urban environment
  • 🏒 Structure: A large volume suspended over a plaza, with a copper and glass facade
  • πŸ’‘ Lighting: Utilizes natural light through glass panels and metal mesh
  • 🌊 Features: Built over two water fountains, with a ramp and stair access

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Transportation

  • πŸš‡ Metro: Direct connection with Metro station Quinta Normal, Line 5
  • 🚲 Bicycle: Accessible via the bike path on Rosas Street, with parking at Parque Quinta Normal
  • 🚌 Bus: Multiple bus lines including Troncal 507, B26, B28, J09, J10, J19, 505, 508, 510
  • πŸš— Car: Parking entrance on Catedral Street, between Chacabuco and Matucana
  • πŸ“ Location: Matucana 501, Santiago, Chile

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