Minister of Science, Daniel Filmes, announced a transfer of $1000 million to build the Interactive Technological Museum of Science, Environment and Society (MUTEC) in Bariloche and proposed declaring the city national by law next year. Capital of Science.
“We had a commitment and it is a pleasure to be able to announce the construction of this museum before the end of the year. We are transferring 1,000 million pesos of work today”, said Filmus. As details, Mutec will be built through the federal program “Build Science” of that portfolio with an investment of $1,011,489,825. The museum will work to “disseminate scientific and technological knowledge in a dynamic and reflective manner” in relation to “local, regional and global social problems”.
The announcement was made at the Bariloche Nuclear Center and Filmas was accompanied by the governor of Rio Negro Arabella Carreras. The minister recalled that the “most exciting moment” of his administration was in Australia in 2007 at the inauguration of the Opel reactor, which he described as “the largest placement of technology that Argentina has done abroad”. He also expressed the need to move forward in a country that has technological sovereignty “so as not to depend on a world power”, and cited the example of the pandemic. At the time “they were a monopoly of the central countries until the first national input was developed, just like with vaccines already being developed in the country,” he said.
Carreras pointed out that “Science and technology are gaining a stronger role, linked to the diversification of the economic matrix and job creation”, commenting that “they are becoming centers of knowledge development to enter the productive structure of the localities”. are no more”. Officials commented that “It is an open museum, with an active trail and an advanced educational component.”
Officials explained that the museum will be built on a 4-hectare property within the Bariloche Nuclear Center. It will be an interactive complex, highlighting the relationship between science, technology, society and environment throughout its journey. In the first phase, a 2,100 square meter pavilion will be built to house the various specimens. These are radially arranged constructions and are connected by a foyer and visitor reception space. He added that MUTEC will have a strong school training component.