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National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile

The National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile is one of the most important institutions dedicated to promoting visual arts in the country. Situated within the Forest Park, the museum has the endorsement of over 130 years old. Since its inception, made an important work related to the dissemination of the paintings of the most illustrious masters of national art.

National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile

The National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile is one of the most important institutions dedicated to promoting visual arts in the country. Situated within the Forest Park, the museum has the endorsement of over 130 years old. Since its inception, made an important work related to the dissemination of the paintings of the most illustrious masters of national art.

The present building of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile, called the Palace of Fine Arts was opened in 1910 as a commemoration of the centenary of independence. Its design was Jecquier by Emile, a French architect who lived most of his life on this side of the world. Tourists who visit the facilities have the possibility of moving to another of the most prestigious cultural centers of the city: the Museum of Contemporary Art, located a few meters of Fine Arts.

The National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile also fulfills a very important task related to the restoration of materials conservacióny transcendent. Since 1974, working in a laboratory instead of restauracióny conservation of works of art. This was achieved by the institution reached agreement with the Organization of American States and UNESCO.

Currently, the fund of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile has a collection of over 3000 works. Most Chilean authors are represented, along with foreigners who developed his career in Spain. However, the remarkable pieces that James Whistler made in Valparaiso are absent.

The National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago de Chile also offers visitors a comprehensive collection of Oriental works, including highlights of Kakemono: 46 Chinese ink and watercolors that were donated by the embassy in the late decade of the '60s. In addition, there are 27 Japanese prints and a number of African sculptures assembled by the poet Vicente Huidobro.

. Address: Parque Forestal s / n, Casilla 3209, Santiago. Phone: (56-2) 499 1600. Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:50