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Map of Clandestine Detention Centres
Transitory detention and clandestine detention centers
Campo de Mayo:
The day of reckoning
Vestiges
transmission through objects
The dictatorship on the big screen
A catalog of films
 
How We Work
Memoria Abierta Oral Archive Documentary Heritage Topography of Memory

About Memoria Abierta

Our Mission

Who supports us



About Memoria Abierta

Memoria Abierta preserves, recuperates, catalogues, and diffuses the documentary collections of the human rights organizations that comprise Memoria Abierta as well as private archives related to State terrorism. At the same time, Memoria Abierta produces documentary sources and testimonies that allow for a deepening of the knowledge about the period of political violence in Argentina.

To facilitate access to information on what took place during the last military dictatorship, Memoria Abierta establishes alliances with state entities and other national and international organizations. Memoria Abierta simultaneously develops educational tools, collaborates in various initiatives related to the memory of Argentina’s recent past, and promotes spaces of reflection and training that contribute to the debate on the construction of a thematic museum.

Through these initiatives, together with the opening of our archives for public consultation and the online catalogue that is located on this web page, Memoria Abierta seeks to contribute to the enrichment of democratic culture.

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Our Mission

Memoria Abierta's mission is to preserve the memory of what occurred during the period of state terrorism and its effects throughout argentine society, in order to enrich democratic culture.

The Human Rights organizations that comprise Memoria Abierta believe that joint action strengthens our presence in society and makes us more effective in the work toward the goals that unite us:

  • To preserve the memory of what happened during the period of state terrorism and its consequences throughout society.
  • To promote a social conscience that values active memory.
  • To articulate a social memory that influences argentine political culture, contributing to the construction of identity and the strengthening of democracy.
  • To prevent all forms of authoritarianism in future generations.
  • To construct a heritage that serves as testimony to what happened in the country during the period of state terrorism, and the subsequent struggle in search of truth and justice, that can be shared with society.

Some of our specific goals are:

  • To preserve and catalogue all files that include information about what occurred, from the period of state terrorism up to the present day.
  • To work towards the creation of a Museum in the city of Buenos Aires.
  • To carry out proposals and educational activities that contribute to the intergenerational transmission of the memories and the construction of the social memory.

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Who supports us


The following institutions currently fund our work:

Oak Foundation
Sigrid Rausing Trust
European Commission Delegation in Argentina, "European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): Program of support to Argentina
Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Argentina
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience


Memoria Abierta has received since its creation economic support from:

Archivists without Frontiers; Spain
BA Culture Fund, Metropolitan Programme for the Promotion of Culture, Arts and Sciences, Government of the City of Buenos Aires; Argentina
British Council in Argentina
Census Guide of Spain and Ibero-America - Ministry of Culture; Spain
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun - Latin American Committee, New York; United States
Directorate of Education, Government of the City of Buenos Aires; Argentina
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Argentina
Ford Foundation; United States
Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, France (Audiovisual National Institute of France)
General Office of Book, Archives and Libraries, Ministry of Culture; Spain
Ministry of Culture, Presidency of the Nation; Argentina
Programa ADAI. Apoyo al Desarrollo de Archivos Iberoamericanos. Ministerio de Cultura, España (ADAI Programme. Ministry of Culture, Spain)
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; Argentina
Rockefeller Foundation; United States
Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Argentina
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Argentina
SEPHIS Program (The South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development), International Institute of Social History; The Netherlands
The Center for Victims of Torture - New Tactics in Human Rights Project; United States (2004)
The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
The John Merck Fund; United States
The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development; The Netherlands
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean; Uruguay

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