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Mexicans can learn about Darwin at new exhibition

June 15, 2014



Mexico City, Jun 15 (EFE).- A new exhibition that opened this weekend at Mexico City's Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about naturalist Charles Darwin and his contributions to understanding the origin and evolution of species.

The exhibition, "Darwin. Apto para todas las especies," examines the British naturalist's life, travels, research and ideas about evolution, the National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, said in a statement.

This is the most complete exhibition ever staged on Darwin, the Conaculta said, adding that the idea was to show people that humans share an ecosystem with other species.

The exhibition was originally organized in 2009 by New York'sAmerican Museum of Natural History in association with Boston'sMuseum of Science, Chicago'sField Museum, Toronto'sRoyal Ontario Museum and London'sNatural History Museum to mark the 200th anniversary of the naturalist's birth.

Visitors can tour a recreation of Darwin's study at Down House, where he wrote "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection."

The exhibition features the naturalist's instruments, Bible, notebooks, letters and other items.

"Darwin. Apto para todas las especies" runs until Sept. 21 at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. EFE

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Source: EFE Ingles


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