Work Finally Begins (Again) on BA Modern Art Museum

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<!– /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:””; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –> Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri declared that yesterday was a historic day, as he announced the plans to restart the refurbishment of the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires (MAMBA). According to the government website, the city government plans to have the museum open by 2010 and hopes that it will rival the MoMA in New York and the Pompidou in Paris. There are 3,850 square meters that need to be repaired to include five exhibition galleries, research areas, a library, and a sculpture garden. The museum was begun ten years ago but plans were abandoned and it has sat, unfinished in San Telmo, ever since. Now it will have a chance to become the pride of the southern part of the city, which lacks the famous museums of the north.

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