Located in the former country house of brutal late 19th-century Uruguayan dictator General Maximo Santos, Museo de la Memoria (MUME) taps the power of place to raise awareness of Uruguay’s history of State Terrorism (1973-1985) and the courageous resistance against it.
MUME combines historical research with artistic, educational and cultural initiatives and has developed a groundbreaking new set of workshops designed to engage broad and diverse audiences around personal and collective memory. The program will invite students from all ages and backgrounds to address the questions raised by the museum’s permanent exhibit, which portrays Uruguay’s social and political history from 1960-1985.
Using a variety of media, from clay to stickers, paper to nails, each workshop invites participants to reflect on Uruguay’s history of struggle while making connections to contemporary issues such as torture, imprisonment and poverty. All the workshops use visual art, written text or spoken word to create a space for free expression, collaboration and dialogue.
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