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02 Mar

The Museum of Memory and Human Rights

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The Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a building located in the middle of Santiago, the capital of Chile. It was inaugurated on January 2010, by the President Michelle Bachelet. Its purpose is to increase attention to human rights violations committed by the Chilean state between 1973 and 1990 (historical period known as Military Dictatorship), to allow dignity for victims and their families, stimulate reflection and debate and promote respect and tolerance in order that these events never happen again. Through objects, documents and archives presented in different formats, it is possible to learn part of this history: the military coup, the repression that took place in the following years, tortures applied, the resistance movement, exile, international solidarity, reparation policies, etc. A large amount of written testimonies, legal documents, letters, tales, literary production, radio material, feature films, historical material and documentary photos are exhibited. Besides, in order to improve the number of visitors to the permanent exhibition, the Museum of Memory has an Audioguide service available in English, French, Spanish and Mapudungun. The system includes a communicator, an audio device , with which the visitor can listen to some recordings associated to with the most important objects and documents in the museum’s exhibition. The communicator also has earphones, if the visitor requires them. Furthermore, the building has an art gallery, an auditorium, a gift shop and a coffee shop.The Museum is opened between Monday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
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