The Eduardo León Jimenes Cultural Center, also called the Museum or León Center, is a museum located in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. The center develops cultural and educational programs that contribute to the appreciation of Dominican art and culture.
The León Center is a museum and cultural center designed for creativity, research, meeting and enjoyment for all audiences, Dominicans and foreigners. This cultural institution was inaugurated on the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of La Aurora, the first company of the León family.
The realization of this work consolidates the trajectory and support for art and culture that the León family has been developing from the Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation.
It collects 40 collections on visual arts, archaeology, ethnography, Dominican folklore, Dominican popular culture, Dominican photography, bibliography, cartography, documentary and multimedia. Its programs and projects are articulated around its thematic axes: creativity, identity and habitability, through activities of socio-cultural animation and education.
Its mission is to foster creativity, respect for identities and the improvement of habitability through education, promotion and dissemination of culture, in order to contribute to the formation of a more sensitive, more aware and more participatory society. .
Its spaces meet the international standards established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and UNESCO, for its design and operation and its vision is to be one of the most complete cultural centers in the Caribbean and Latin America in order to contribute to a better nation. .
This historical museum in Santiago was inaugurated in October 2003 and since then it has promoted integrity, innovation, passion, collaboration and commitment.
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