In 2013 Fundación Mar Adentro supported the restoration of the Paris Pavilion, a national historic landmark which now houses the Artequín Museum located in Santiago, Chile.

The Paris Pavilion was built in France in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) organized by France to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution. In 1894 this modular building was moved to Quinta Normal in Santiago, Chile and in 1986 it was declared a National Monument.

Museo Artequín durante proceso de restauración

Artequín Museum during its restoration process

Since 1992, the Pavilion hosts the Artequín Museum, which aims to be a living space that encourages the appreciation of art and creativity in its visitors. The museum, through its educational department supports and complements art teachers, conducting courses, training courses, lectures and workshops, in order to enrich the teaching of this discipline in the classroom.

Together with the exhibition of its collection of permanent and temporary works, the museum offers courses, workshops and guided tours for the appreciation of works of art and teaching through audiovisual resources, theatrical activities and didactic teaching modules.

During the earthquake of February 27, 2010 the building underwent several structural damages, specifically its façade as well as its dome. Given the important social and educational contribution that this space grants to children, young adults and adults, Fundacion Mar Adentro collaborated in applying for funds to the “Restoration of National Heritage Program of the National Council of Culture and The Arts of Chile” as co-financers, for the restoration of the museum.

The museum was awarded these funds in October 2012 and the restoration works were carried out in 2013, making repairs in its ground structure, façade, windows and dome. Thanks to this restoration initiative this cultural space has been able to perpetuate their work, which is based on a creative methodology that allows the public to approach art from an experiential and playful way.

El apoyo brindado por Fundación Mar Adentro al Museo Artequín es una forma de desarrollar nuestros objetivos, promoviendo una educación integral y sustentable, en la que el arte sea considerado como medio de conocimiento destinado a la formación de ciudadanos que puedan desarrollar un pensamiento crítico en la sociedad actual.

Supporting this initiative allowed for us to develop one of our main objectives, which is to promote a comprehensive and sustainable education, where art is considered as a means of knowledge for the formation of individuals that practice critical thinking in our society.


In 2013 our foundation supported the restoration of the Paris Pavilion, a National Historical Monument which now houses the Museo Artequín of Santiago.

The Paris Pavilion was built in France in 1889 for the international exhibition organized by that country to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution. In 1894 this modular building was moved to the Quinta Normal in Santiago and declared National Monument in 1986.

Since 1992 the Pavilion houses the Museo Artequín, which aims to be a living space that encourages the appreciation of art and creativity by its visitors. Furthermore, the museum –through its educational area – supports and complements art teachers, conducting courses, training, lectures and workshops, to enrich the teaching of this discipline in the classroom.

Besides the exhibition of collections of permanent and temporary works, the museum offers courses, workshops and guided tours for the appreciation of the works and teaching art through audiovisual resources, theater activities and didactic modules.

In the earthquake of February 27, 2010, the building underwent structural damage, mainly in the façade and dome. Given the important social and educational contribution of this place for children, youngsters and adults, we collaborated as Fundación Mar Adentro in the bid (as co-funders) for the reconstruction of the museum in the “Program of Heritage Restoration of the National Council for Culture and the Arts”.

The museum was awarded the funding in October 2012 and the restoration work was carried out in 2013, repairing floors, cracks, façade, windows and dome. Thanks to the restoration, this cultural space has been able to perpetuate its work, based on an innovative method that allows the public to approach the works in an experiential and fun way, encouraging creativity and reflection.

The support of our foundation to the Museo Artequín is a way to achieve our goals of promoting a comprehensive and sustainable education in which art is considered as a means of knowledge for the training of citizens who can develop critical thinking in present day society.

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