Completely Renewed, the National Museum of Cultures to Be Reopened

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MEXICO CITY.- After almost 4 years of architectural restoration, museographic renovation and actualization of all the systems at the Former Mint House, the National Museum of Cultures (MNC) will open again its doors in October 6th 2010, with state-of-the-art technology, renewed spaces and halls equipped with modern humidity and temperature control as well as lighting systems. In the space where in 1865 the first museum in Mexico was founded, MNC will be reopened with the exhibition First Peoples of Canada. Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization at the International Exhibitions Hall. 150 ethnographic and archaeological pieces of great symbolic and historical value integrate the display. New spaces at the National Museum of Cultures include the Pacific Cultures Hall in the former Monoliths Hall; the Mediateca (media library); an auditorium, and a new warehouse with controlled conditions of temperature and safety. The first actualization of the National Museum of C