CIUDADELA DEL ARTE

Sobre lo que fue el Ensaye Principal (oficina donde se verificaba la calidad de la plata y otros metales) y parte de la Casa de Moneda, se instalaron en diversas épocas a partir de 1920 bodegas, oficinas variadas, escuelas y casas de estudiantes, lo que trajo consigo un gran deterioro en su estructura, pues muchos espacios fueron alterados y destruidos; afortunadamente, en el año 2002, comenzó una labor de rescate, paulatinamente se liberaron salas con el objeto de crear el “Centro Cultural Ciudadela del Arte”. Dicho centro se ha enriquecido con la Fototeca “Pedro Valtierra”, la Cineteca del Estado, salas de conferencias y exposiciones así como con acervos museográficos de la sala “Antonio Aguilar Barraza” y el Museo Interactivo “Manuel M. Ponce”.

ART CITADEL

Stablished over what once was the Principal Rehearsal House (office where the quality of the silver and other minerals was verified) and part of the Mint House, were installed since 1920: warehouses, various offices, schools and student houses, this brought an enormous deterioration in its structure, because many spaces were altered and destroyed; fortunately, in the year 2002, began its restoration works and various rooms and parts were gradually released for its new purpose: to create the Cultural Centre "Ciudadela del Arte" (Art Citadel). This centre was later enriched with the creation of the photo library “Pedro Valtierra”, the State Cinematheque, conference and exposition rooms as well as museographic compilations in the room called “Antonio Aguilar Barraza” and the interactive museum “Manuel M. Ponce”.

Antigua Calle del Ensaye Principal.
Fot. Col. Federico Sescosse.