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New Museum in Medellín to Create Historic Memory About Colombia's Armed Conflict

Written by Silvia Viñas On 2 December 2013 @ 18:27 pm | No Comments

In Colombia, English, History, Latin America, Quick Reads, War & Conflict

The museum, the first in Colombia dedicated solely to the armed conflict, was designed as a space to reconstruct a history shrouded in violence and promote peaceful co-existence, according to [museum director Lucía] Gonzalez. “Remember to not repeat,” she said, is the guiding principle behind the museum.

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“We think that art is a very powerful medium through which you can communicate with people and sometimes touch them in a more profound way than for example through intellectual or rational means,” said Gonzalez.

Philipp Zwehl writes about this new museum [1] [es] in Colombia Reports [2].


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[1] new museum: http://www.museocasadelamemoria.org/site/

[2] Colombia Reports: http://colombiareports.co/medellin-opens-historic-museum-colombias-conflict/

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