LIMA ART MUSEUM - HOW TO SUPPORT CULTURE IN TIMES OF COVID-19 CRISIS
MALI: a place where society discovers ways to interpret its past, inspiration for cultural creation and fertile ground for the promotion of a living culture.
The Lima Art Museum houses one of the largest and most representative collections of art in Peru, from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Its priority tasks are to carry out scientific research on its collections, display them didactically to its visitors and preserve them for future generations. The museum serves the community through educational projects and programs that offer a broad vision of local and international artistic creation. Through the promotion of art and culture, it encourages respect for plurality and contributes to the development of the country.
MALI is a non-profit civil association. All its activities are self-financed with the resources generated by the services they provide, the contributions of friends of the museum (PAM) or private donations.
This is why in the face of the crisis caused by the pandemic, MALI has been affected in all its sources of livelihood. Here is a message from Juan Carlos Verme, President of the MALI Board of Directors:
MALI SUPPORT PROGRAMS:
FRIENDS OF MALI:
The Friends of MALI Program was created in 1993 with the name 'BE PART OF ART' and since its inception it has had the objective of maximizing the experience of its affiliates at the Museum of Art of Lima through exclusive activities, special prices on art courses, invitations to plays, and benefits at affiliated establishments.
RESTORING THE MUSEUM WORKS PROGRAM
The Restoring Museum Works program was created in 1998 with the main objective of enhancing the MALI collections. Each year, the museum's curators and restorers present a list of approximately twenty works, selected from the more than twelve thousand that are part of the MALI collection.
For the selection, various criteria are taken into account, such as the artistic, historical and archaeological importance of the works, their state of conservation, and the museum objectives of MALI for the coming years.
The success of the program is due to the generous support of private contributions and private companies, thanks to whom more than a hundred works from the MALI collection have been restored since the program began more than ten years ago.
The contributions of the more than forty companies and individuals who have supported us throughout these years have also allowed us to consolidate the work of conservation and restoration of our collections, improve our workshops and train our professionals, thus contributing to the formation of the leading restoration workshop in our country.
ADOPT A SEAT
As part of the MALI comprehensive renovation project, the infrastructure of its new Auditorium is under construction. However, it is necessary to complete the equipment of its facilities - dressing rooms, first-rate technical and acoustic equipment. Through the “Adopt a seat” program, they hope to achieve the objective of making the Auditorium one of the pillars of the new MALI, a central axis of their vision of a new living museum, open to all, that contributes to spreading art and culture. among broad sectors of the population.
Cinema, dance, theater, talks, will be part of the attractive programming of the new MALI first-class auditorium.
ADOPT A CLASSROOM
Project seeking sponsors for the implementation and equipping of the classrooms and workshops of the Museum's Education Area.
MALI's educational classrooms serve a dual purpose: they allow the development of courses and workshops that sustain the museum's economy and serve educational activities related to the museum's collections and exhibitions. With the infrastructure renovation project, MALI will be made available to the more than 14,000 existing schools in the city and will help train nearly two million school-age children, through guided visits, classroom workshops and materials teaching.
MALI offers a wide variety of vocational and art training courses, thus contributing in recent decades to the training of more than one million Peruvians.