Puebla, Mexico, May 16 (Notimex).- Puebla is considered the fifth entity in the country with the largest number of museums, said Evelin Flores Rueda, director of the Museum of the Autonomous University of the State of Puebla (UPAEP, for its acronym in Spanish).
After announcing the activities for the International Museum Day and accompanied by the deputy director of the National Museum of Mexican Railways, Rosa Maria Licea Garibay, said in an interview that this commemoration is made since 40 years ago, where there are 55 thousand museums at world level, according to the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Noting that the activities will take place from 18 to 20 this month, she said that "Puebla is considered the fifth state of the Republic with the largest number of museums, after Mexico City, which has 148, Jalisco, 98, State of Mexico, with 74 and Coahuila with 60 ".
Evelin Flores said that in Mexico there are more than one thousand 200 museums, of which Puebla has 58, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI, for its acronym in Spanish), but in addition four are classified as university museums.
She emphasized that "these spaces are of great importance in generating changes within the community, they are a pedagogical resource for the formal education system, and are tourist attractions, attractive to publicize the history and identity of the people."
Museums are places of formation and socialization, where people can share and confront ideas on various themes, she added.
She pointed out that "projects that encourage curiosity, creativity and community interest, are needed ".
Flores Rueda emphasized that they are spaces that contribute to the preservation of heritage, as well as spreading science and the arts and history.
She emphasized that the UPAEP Museum will have the temporary exhibition "A 100 years of Los de Abajo de Mariano Azuela" and that will be inaugurated on the 18th of this month.
For the fourth year in a row, the UPAEP Museum, together with the National Railways of Mexico, and in collaboration with the masters in Aesthetics and Art of BUAP, made several activities during these days.
In this regard Rosa María Licea, deputy director of the National Museum of Mexican Railways, said that for several years they have sought to unite in order to have a greater impact on the activities they carry out.
Likewise, Licea Garibay mentioned that there will be video presentations, sound tracks in railway wagons that will lead to recreate the experience of traveling on the train, which for many children is unknown.
They will also have a dramatized guided tour in which, through narrating a story and characters, people will live the experience of traveling on the train on May 18, among other activities.