University Museum “Casa de los Muñecos”.
The University Museum is located in the XVII century building known as “Casa de los Muñecos”, because of the sixteen Talavera panels which decorate its façade depicting large human figures. After being acquired and restored by the University in 1983, it opened its doors in 1987 and houses the University’s collection of over 200 colonial and post-colonial paintings by renowned Mexican and European artists. It has permanent exhibition rooms for these works and also houses an impressive collection in the History of Science which displays the original scientific instruments from the Physics and Medical “Cabinets” of the College of the State and documents the development of scientific studies at the institution. In addition, the Museum has several rooms for the installation and display of temporary artistic exhibitions.
Historical Archives and the Museum of Historic Memory.
The former conserves documentary, microfilm and graphic information about the university. The latter, which is a recently created Museum located in the historic Casa de Ovando, houses photographs and other graphic and documentary archives of historic value for the University.