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articles/Amid student protests Venezuelan museums take art to the streets — theartnewspaper.com

Works from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas could soon hit the road During a surge of protests in the country—some of which have turned violent—the Venezuelan Foundation of National Museums is planning to bring its art collections to the country’s students. “The museum will go to the streets,” says Daniel Briceño, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas. A pilot programme is currently being developed with the Ministry of Education, director of education for the museums’ foundation, Clarisa Fuenmayor, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas (founded as the Sofia Imber Museum of Contemporary art, but renamed in 2006). Works from their collection will be chosen over the next few months and then shown at a few select schools nationwide. The art will be loaned to a school for a day and educational activities will be provided around it. Logistics, including security and conservation issues, are still being studied. “It will take time to figure it all out,” Briceño says.

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