Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage of Tecnológico de Monterrey

Set of documentary and artistic assets of high cultural and identity value regarding the life and customs, knowledge, and level of creative, scientific or technological  development of a specific era and social group, available in the facilities of Tecnológico de Monterrey for consultation by the educational community and researchers.

Tecnológico de Monterrey’s cultural heritage is classified as Documentary Heritage and Artistic Heritage.

Documentary Heritage
Documentary Heritage

The Documentary Heritage consists of collections of books, magazines and journals, pamphlets, maps, plans, images, photographic negatives, manuscripts and objects of high cultural and identity value

16th century Mexican print collection

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Documentary collection of the first printed works in the Americas. Given its great cultural value, this collection is included in the Regional Register of the Memory of the World, awarded by UNESCO, in conjunction with the National Library of Mexico. Tecnológico de Monterrey is the institution with the greatest number of volumes of a collection of this nature in the world.

 

Location: Campus Monterrey

 

Contact:

coleccionesespeciales.mty@servicios.itesm.mx

(+52) 81 8358-2000, ext. 4066

 

 

Image: Aquí comienza un vocabulario en la lengua castellana y mexicana, Alonso de Molina (printer: Juan Pablos), 1555. Conway Collection, Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection.

Mario Pani Darqui Collection

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Photographic archive with the work of Mario Pani Darqui (Mexico, 1911-1993), one of the most important Mexican architects of the 20th century. Mario Pani was an ardent promotor of functionalism and international style in his works, as well as of Le Corbusier’s ideas in Mexico. His legacy encompasses 136 projects in which he approached all typologies: housing, schools, public buildings, hospitals, offices, hotels, offices, commercial buildings, airports, town plans. This collection is included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register - Mexico.

 

Contact:

coleccionesespeciales.mty@servicios.itesm.mx

(+52) 81 8358-2000, ext. 4074

 

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Image: Ministry of Water Resources and Office Building: Av. Reforma and Lafragua (photographer: Guillermo Zamora), 1946. Mario Pani Darqui Collection, Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection.

 

Incunables collection

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A set of rare books created during the infancy of the printing press. It contains eight printed works from between 1453 and 1500, which form part of the Ugarte, Conway, Robredo and Bernal collections.

 

Contact:

coleccionesespeciales.mty@servicios.itesm.mx

(+52) 81 8358-2000, ext. 4066

 

Image: De Insulis nuper in Mari Indico repertis (Second letter from Columbus), Christopher Columbus, 1494. Salvador Ugarte Collection, Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection.

 

 

 

 

Collection of manuscripts in indigenous languages from the New Spain era

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Collection of 32 original documents written in a diversity of Mexican languages between 1535 and 1821: Chinantec, Nahuatl, Kickapoo , Papantla Totonac, Otomi, Coahuiltecan, Pajalate, Tarasco, Cahita, Zoque, Opata, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Matlatzinga, and one in Otomi-Nahuatl.

 

Contact:

coleccionesespeciales.mty@servicios.itesm.mx

(+52) 81 8358-2000, ext. 4066

 

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Image: Prayer book in Zoque, Author unknown, 17th century. Salvador Ugarte Collection, Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection.

 

 

 

Photographic library collection

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Set of photographs that portray family, social, cultural and political life in Monterrey and Mexican society from the 19th to the mid-20th century. The Tecnológico de Monterrey Photographic Library houses photographs donated to the Institution since 1953, with approximately 51,500 individual pictures, including, positives, negatives, glass plate negatives and slides from the 19th century on. The most outstanding topics are family, social, cultural, religious, industrial and political life in Monterrey and Mexican society from the end of the 19th century through the mid-20th century.

 

Contact:

coleccionesespeciales.mty@servicios.itesm.mx

(+52) 81 8358-2000, ext. 4074

 

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Image: Worker, 1925. Sandoval-Lagrange Collection, Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection.

Historical Archive, Zacatecas Royal Treasury

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This is one of the principal archives in Zacatecas and houses documents related to taxes, mining and the economic activities of the viceroyalty (mainly 17th and 18th centuries). For decades, this collection was kept in the Clements Library at the University of Michigan and came back to Zacatecas in 1992.

 

Location: Campus Zacatecas

 

Contact:

patrimonio_documental@servicios.itesm.mx

 

Image: Book of Memories and its Accounts (manuscript) 1767. Historical Archive of the Zacatecas Royal Treasury, Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection.

Gustavo Aguilar Beltrán Collection

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Archive of architectural plans by Gustavo Aguilar Beltrán, renowned architect from Hermosillo, Sonora. The collection covers housing, stores, offices, gas stations, town planning works. The plans date from 1940 to 1980.

 

Location: Campus Sonora Norte

 

Contact:

patrimonio_documental@servicios.itesm.mx


Image: Draft of the Hotel Laval Cafeteria, Gustavo Aguilar Beltrán (with the collaboration of and drawing by Héctor Rivas Bringas). Gustavo Aguilar Beltrán Archive, Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection.

The total or partial reproduction of this work is prohibited by any means without previous and written consent of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

 

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Access to and consultation of documentary heritage collections

Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Special Collections are available to students and collaborators of our institution, as well as to the academic community and general public. However, in order to preserve and protect these cultural assets, certain basic standards must be met, as described in the ACCESS AND CONSULTATION GUIDE FOR TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY’S SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Spanish version). Materials can be consulted on the Tecnológico de Monterrey libraries portal and by contacting the persons in charge of the collections, to obtain references and arrange an appointment.

Documentary Heritage Collection

National

Ana Lucía Macías Chiu
Documentary Heritage Director / School of Humanities and Education
amacias@itesm.mx
 
Rafael García González
Documentary Heritage / School of Humanities and Education
rgarciag@itesm.mx

 

Campus Monterrey

Marcela Beltrán Bravo
Special Collections Director
mbeltranbravo@itesm.mx

 

Campus Sonora Norte

Antonio Cobos Flores
Library Director
antonio.cobos@itesm.mx

 

Campus Zacatecas

Gerardo Galaviz Jiménez
Director of the Social Sciences and Humanities Academic Department
gerardo.galaviz@itesm.mx
 
Mabel Mauricio Escalante
Faculty Member
mabel@secundariatec.com

 

Art Heritage

The Art Heritage comprises works of art commissioned by or donated to Tecnológico de Monterrey. All visual art expressions are represented, such as paintings, sculptures, graphics, photographs, drawings, ceramics, popular art, craftwork, among others.

Art Heritage

Paintings

Paintings, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Resplandor de la tormenta

David Alfaro Siqueiros
Radiance of the Storm,n.d.
Pyroxylin and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 cm
Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection

There are 660 paintings that are work of outstanding artists from Mexican culture. The most renowned artists in the collection are David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the three greatest Mexican muralists of the early 20th-century cultural revolution, and Jorge González Camarena, from the generation immediately following of Siqueiros, and who, amongst other projects, painted a mural inside Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes next to Siqueiros, Rivera, Tamayo and Orozco, in Mexico City. As well as the mural on the Main Administrative Building at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Among other famous painters, we have works by:  José Reyes Meza, Raúl Anguiano, Adolfo Mexiac, Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Arnaldo Coen, Guillermo Ceniceros, Luis Argudín, José Castro Leñero.

Sculpture

Sculpture, Jesús Mayagoitia, Cuatro torres

Jesús Mayagoitia
Cuatro torres, 1991
Painted steel
45 x 50 x 35 cm
Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection

Most of the three-dimensional pieces are abstracts, belonging to art period in Mexico in which particular importance was placed on public spaces. There are monumental works by Jesús Mayagoitia, Sebastián, Salvador Manzano, Yvonne Domenge. The medium-sized pieces are a creation from Irma Palacios, Kyoto Ota, Juan Soriano, Josefina Temín, Ernesto Álvarez, Jorge Yazpik, Gabriel Macotela, among others. In addition, each campus’s collection often includes a sculpture of the emblem that identifies the Tec team, Borregos, usually created by Miguel Peraza and Jesús Moreno, among other artists. A total of 231 sculptures represent one of the most abundant groups of art pieces in Tecnológico de Monterrey’s art heritage.

Graphics

Graphics, José Luis Cuevas, La carta

José Luis Cuevas
La carta, s/f
Lithography
70 x 90 cm
Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection

The collection includes almost 300 graphic art pieces, mostly lithographs, serigraphs, xylographs, monotypes and drypoint.

The artists whose works and careers have earned them a place in Mexico’s history of art and who are present at Tecnológico include José Guadalupe Posada, Rufino Tamayo, José Luis Cuevas, Vicente Rojo, Manuel Felguérez, Alfredo Zalce, Leonora Carrington, Carlos Mérida, Alberto Gironella, Jan Hendrix, Carmen Parra, José Castro Leñero, Boris Viskin, Santiago Rebolledo, Luis Nishizawa, Pablo O’Higgins, Vlady, among others.

Drawing

Drawing, Flor Minor, Fragilidad I

Flor Minor
Fragilidad I, (flyer) 1999,
mixed, coal and ink on paper
Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection

The 100 works on paper represent an assorted group of artists, such as Arnold Belkin, Boris Viskin, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jorge González Camarena, José Chávez Morado, José Luis Cuevas, Carla Rippey, Fernando Leal Audirac, Flor Minor, among others. Several of these pieces are drafts for murals, as is the case of the drawings of the model that appeared in several of Camarena’s murals. A particularly interesting work, given its dimensions and quality,is Coatlicue by Arnold Belkin, a drawing in wax crayons and colored pencils.

Photography

Photography, Andrade Yolanda, El niño y el infierno

Yolanda Andrade
El niño y el infierno, 1985
Gelatin silver process, 22 x 30 cm
Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection

The collection includes approximately 200 photographs by authors such as Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Yolanda Andrade, Graciela Iturbide, Enrique Bostelmann, Gabriela Olmedo, Daniel Nierman, Gabriel Figueroa Flores, Ulises Castellanos are just some of the authors whose work is exhibited in the collection.

 

 

Applied arts

Applied arts, Aurelio Franco, Chimalli

Aurelio Franco
Chimalli, n.d.
Mosaic of natural feathers on metal, 35 cm diameter
Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection

This group of objects contains some examples of Mexico’s creative traditions, such as feather art, papel picado (tissue paper with cut-out shapes), and textiles. Of particular note is the work by popular artist Aurelio Franco, who has devoted his work to promoting the feather art technique used profusely by pre-Hispanic cultures and, inspired by the ancient codices, has created works that are rich in colors, textures and history.

Contemporary art

Contemporary art, Arnold Belkin, Dos cumbres de América

Arnold Belkin
Two summits of America, n.d.
Serigraphy, s/n, 34 x 91.5 cm
Tecnológico de Monterrey Cultural Heritage Collection

Both emerging and established contemporary artists are represented, such as Carlos Orduña, Alejandra Zermeño, Violeta Islas, Miguel Ledesma, Hazael González, Hugo Lugo, Humberto Valdés, Ernesto Walker, Natalia Rodríguez, César Polack Ugarte, among others.

Contact:
patrimonio.artistico@servicios.itesm.mx

The total or partial reproduction of this work is prohibited by any means without previous and written consent of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

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Accessing and consulting the Art Heritage collections

The works of art of in Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Art Heritage can be borrowed for exhibitions and/or photographic records by students, collaborators and the academic community of this and other institutions, as well as the general public. However, in order to preserve and protect these cultural assets, certain basic standards and copyrights must be met, as described in the TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY ART HERITAGE USAGE GUIDE (Spanish version). To consult the list of works available at a specific campus, please contact the Art Heritage area for references and to arrange an appointment.

Art Heritage Directory

National

Mónica Nieto Leyva
National Director of Art and Culture
Student Leadership and Development

monica.nietol@itesm.mx

Lizette Zaldívar Larrañaga
National ArtHeritage Leader
National Office for Art and Culture
Student Leadership and Development

lzl@itesm.mx

 

Doctrina Christiana en lengua española y mexicana escrita por los religiosos de la Orden de Santo Domingo

Most outstanding object of the month

Doctrina Christiana in Spanish and Mexican language written by the monks of the Order of Santo Domingo.
Year 1550.
Juan Pablos, first printer in the Americas.