La Paz: Does Museo Tanga Tanga Still Exist?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2013 6:54 AM Last Post By: melba1
Feb 15, 2013 2:22 PM
Feb 16, 2013 6:20 AM
1The children´s museum in La Paz was called "Kusillo" ("Tanga Tanga" is/ was? in Sucre).
The private foundation which started both has closed, but I think the La Paz Municipality has reopened Kusillo under another name.
Feb 16, 2013 8:05 AM
2The land that Kusillo was on was donated to the local authorities by the Quipus Foundation owned by Peter McFarren (who is now living in the states I believe). Im unsure if it has reopened yet but I did recently (a few weeks ago) remember seeing some activity on the site with workmen there so something is defiantly being done if not already completed.
Feb 17, 2013 7:19 AM
3Oh yes, you're right. My memory failed me.. afterall it has been 11 years! Yikes!!! Yes,.this was indeed in Sucre!!!! Thanks for the clarification. Interesting to hear about McFarren leaving Bolivia. When did that happen???
What are they doing there now? ie: is it still a children's museum??
Feb 18, 2013 10:50 AM
4The ex Kusillo is indeed now run by the La Paz City Hall and has been opened as a cultural centre (mainly for children) for some time now, though I'm not sure they've finished the project entirely. They do quite a lot with school / college groups and I think the public can visit as well (they have family days at weekends), though I'm not sure of opening hours. The basement has been turned into a museum about Bolivian literature and writers, which would be worth a visit for anyone specifically interested in that.
Feb 18, 2013 10:58 AM
5That's nice to know that they are doing some good stuff there. Thanks for the updates, guys. (I miss Bolivia!)
Feb 19, 2013 10:02 AM
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