Maize and wheat highlighted in new Mexico museum

Visitors to the museum will be able to explore the historical and cultural significance of wheat and maize in Mexico.
Visitors to the museum will be able to explore the historical and cultural significance of wheat and maize in Mexico. | File photo
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has opened a museum highlighting the historical background and scientific research into maize and wheat in Mexico.

The opening Wednesday coincided with the 50th anniversary of the CIMMYT. The 2,150-square-foot museum is based in CIMMYT’s El Batan headquarters and will focus on CIMMYT’s achievements and impacts around the world.

“The interactive displays in this vibrant and informative space underscore the significance of 50 years of maize and wheat research conducted throughout the world,” CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff said. “We now have a space at CIMMYT that allows visitors to dig into the history, present and future of the center in an innovative way.”

Visitors to the museum will be able to explore the historical and cultural significance of wheat and maize in Mexico.

“The museum engages visitors in the cultural aspects of research that can amplify understanding of its socio-cultural impact and generate dialogue,” said Richard Fulss, Richard Fulss, head of knowledge management in charge of the museum, said. “It expresses CIMMYT’s scientific developments in new ways, illustrating it in various themes and topics showcasing its global scope and impacts.”

CIMMYT is a global leader in research for development of wheat- and maize-based farming systems. The company works in developing countries with partners to increase food security and livelihoods.

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International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Carretera México-Veracruz El Batán, Texcoco CP 56237

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