The IFLA President’s Meeting 2019 will take place on Thursday, 23 May in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
National Museum of Fine Arts
The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA, by its Spanish acronym), located in Buenos Aires, was inaugurated in 1895. The Museum houses and exhibits the greatest artistic heritage of Argentina, and is thus one of the most important museums in Latin America.
The Museum opened its doors in 1895 in the building Galerías del Bon Marché, currently known as Galerías Pacífico shopping mall. As the museum’s heritage increased thanks to new acquisitions and donations, it became necessary to move it to the Pabellón Argentino, located at General San Martín Square.
In 1932, the museum was moved again to its current location, which at that time was the building where water pump stations and deposits were located, known as Casa de Bombas.
Among the museum’s holdings, we find many paintings, engravings, drawings, sculptures, tapestries, and other objects, with 700 items exhibited throughout its 34 colorful rooms.
The museum’s permanent collection includes works of renowned Argentine painters and sculptors together with works of famous artists such as Picasso, Goya, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rubens, Cézanne, El Greco and Rodin.
Buenos Aires is the cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina. Its heart is Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by magnificent 19th century buildings, including Casa Rosada, the iconic presidential palace with its balconies.