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  • ICAA Record ID
    739672
    TITLE
    Sesión de la Cámara de Diputados : fue aprobada la organización de varias secretarías del despacho : la Universidad Nacional
    IN
    Excélsior : El periódico de la vida nacional (México, D. F., México). -- Nov. 2, 1917
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 6
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Sesión de la Cámara de Diputados: Fue aprobada la organización de varias Secretarías del despacho; La Universidad Nacional." Excélsior: El periódico de la vida nacional (Mexico City), November 2, 1917.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Departamento Universitario y de Bellas Artes; Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (México); Ministerio de Fomento; Museo de Historia Natural de la Ciudad de México
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This article covers the discussion that took place in the Mexican House of Representatives regarding the university and the fine arts departments. After the debate, the Departamento de Bellas Artes [Fine Arts Department] was separated from the Departamento Universitario [University Department]. The Secretaría de Fomento [Ministry of Economic Development] would regulate the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the Museo de Historia Natural would remain under the auspices of the Departamento Universitario.

Annotations

The article allows insight on how the decision was made to separate the city’s museums from the Departamento Universitario during the Carrancismo era in 1917. An investigation into how the different museums and fine arts schools were divided up explains the arbitrary division of the collections, which at one time belonged to the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. From the founding of the Academia de San Carlos, these museums had been acquiring the works of the principal artists of the 18th century, either by donation, purchase, or competition.   This document shows how these collections and archives that had once belonged to the Old Academy were divided. It also sheds light on how the division of these collections among the different states represented a new valuation of modern Mexican art. 

Researcher
Esther Acevedo : Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH / CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. México D.F., México