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Teatro Nacional restoration 70% complete

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The restoration of  Panama’s Teatro Nacional,  which celebrates its 110th birthday this month, is 70% complete. , Ángela Camargo, in charge of the pictorial restoration of the building said that they have worked hard to recover all the arts, paintings and images of the historic building. The National Institute of Culture (INAC)  says  the inauguration will be in  December and the work must be delivered in full
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/teatro-nacional-restoration-70-complete

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National Theatre restoration near completion

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Posted 19/03/2019
 
Restorations to Panama’s historic  National Theatre  in Casco Viejo are nearing completion and the doors could soon be opening,  

Structural work is 80% advanced in its civil work and pictorial restoration 90%., says the Ministry of the Presidency.

Built between 1905 and the building received what the presidency calls the most rigorous restoration in its 110 years history.

In a statement, the government stressed that they seek to " rescue this architectural jewel, respecting its neoclassical style and its historical value to continue being the most important showcase of cultural presentations that give identity to Panama ."

César Robles, from the National Institute of Culture (INAC), pointed out that the restoration is integral throughout the structure, respecting every detail and the architectural value of the work.

" The work not only restores Roberto Lewis's invaluable gems of art, but also reinforces the entire structure of the building, the roofs were changed, and the stage and outdoor terraces were reinforced, so the building is prepared to withstand many more years in optimal condition,” he said.
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/entertainment/national-theatre-restoration-near-completion

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Ballet curtain raiser in rejuvenated National Theater

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Posted 04/10/2019

Panama’s National Ballet of Panama with 35 dancers provided the curtain-raiser at the official reopening of the National Theater after a $15 million restoration on Thursday, October 3.

The restoration works, consisted of the rehabilitation of the building, with changes in the stage, boxes, stretches, lights, ceilings, scenic machinery, slabs, outdoor terraces and the installation of an elevator. 

Paintings were also restored, including 41 artistic works by Panamanian artist  Roberto Lewis, one of which represents the birth of the Republic of Panama (1903).

The first lady,  Yazmín Colón de Cortizo  extended an invitation to the population to come visit  the rejuvenated  facilities

 Carlos Aguilar , Minister of Culture, said that "now we must work to maintain the theater well so that in a few years we don't have to invest millions of dollars to restore it".

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/ballet-curtain-raiser-in-rejuvenated-national-theater

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