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The Casa Rosada Presidential Museum was a museum in the existing premises of the headquarters of the Presidency of the Nation Argentina, known as Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was created 27 July 1957 in honour to the life and work of Argentine Presidents once at least 30 years after the end of their mandates have passed.
It stood with open doors until 2010, when all items in the collection were taken to the current Bicentennial Museum.
The main tasks undertaken were investigation, preservation and spreading of heritage.
The collections are made up of personal and official objects which belonged to former presidents.
The most prominent of these objects are Presidential gala sashes and ceremonial truncheons representing power and authority, the most valuable one being the one from President Julio A. Roca’s second presidency; the sun, coat of arms and borders showing gold thread and diamonds.
There is also President Santiago Derqui’s presidential armchair and the bronze inkstand made by sculptor Lola Mora which is used during swearing in ceremonies. Other objects include the book with gold and precious stones motives given to President Jose Figueroa Alcorta by the Republic of Chile for the Centenary of the May Revolution.
In the historic galleries there are carriages like President Julio A. Roca’s Landau, President Jose Evaristo Uriburu’s Cabriolet-Mylord and President Hipolito Yrigoyen’s Americana.
The Bicentennial Museum opened on May 24, 2011, is located behind the Casa Rosada, in the historic galleries that were part of the Taylor Customs, built in 1855, and the Fort of Buenos Aires, dating back to the XVIII century.
These constructs were subjected to a thorough process of asset recovery, including archaeological and architectural aspects, which have been faced by decision of the President’s Office.
In this project, the original architecture has been enhancement, combinated with advanced technology and a contemporary museum design, providing a forum for international protection.
This museum includes an exhibition script that includes aspects of national history linked to the Government House, Fort, Customs Taylor and Plaza de Mayo, as well as an area displayed artistic landmarks of our heritage and whose centerpiece is the mural “Plastic exercise “by David Alfaro Siqueiros, recovered for public display.
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday and holidays. All year round from 10:00 to 18:00