Commons:Museo Soumaya

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Facade of Museo Soumaya
Miguel Ángel Buonarroti's Pietà.
Botticelli's Virgin and Child in a niche
Rodin's The thinker

Since early 2014, Wikimedia Mexico initiated a partnership with Museo Soumaya. The main objective of the agreement is provide access to the art collection which preserves the Fundación Carlos Slim, close to the 66,000 works spanning sculpture Mesoamerica sculpture, New Spain and Mexican painting of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and an extensive repertoire of works by old European masters and modern Western art, such as Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Tintoretto. This collection belongs to Carlos Slim Foundation, and has two museums in Mexico City, which, unlike the vast majority of museums in Mexico City, are free to access and open every day of the year.

Museo Soumaya initiated partnering with Mexican chapter due one of the aims of this institution is provide access to artworks of great quality and great authors to the Mexican society in an open and accessible way as possible. In addition, the institution wants to integrate their collections to Wikimedia projects with quality and long-term initiatives and being the first museum in the country to join the projects with a planned and comprehensive work, inspired in other big projects done by the global GLAM initiative. This project started in 2014 with the support and work of Wikimedia Mexico and intends to constantly evolve.


From January 2014, mexican chapter members began the planning among staff of Museo Soumaya doing some ideas for projects. In June 8th 2014 the first event of this partnering was the First Editathon at the Soumaya Museum, with the attendance of 20 persons and part of museum's staff, at the lobby of the venue, a plain and blank area surrounded by master workshops as an exact replica of Michelangelo's Pietà and Rodin's Kiss, plus mexican masters Rufino Tamayo and Diego Rivera murals. In addition, the WM-MX community received a backstage tour with the museum closed.


  • ProtoplasmaKid: Museo Soumaya's Wikipedian-in-Residence, July-October 2014.
  • Wotancito: Museo Soumaya's Wikipedian-in-Residence, October 2014-April 2015.
  • Alfonso Miranda Márquez, Museo Soumaya's director
  • Laura González, Museo Soumaya's head of communication and contact with Wikimedia Mexico.

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