Carlos Ramírez Sandoval

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Carlos Ramirez Sandoval (born 1939) was born in Morelia in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. He studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as well as the San Carlos Academy (now known as the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas). He later obtained his Ph.D from the University of Paris. He has been part of Mexican cultural activities since the 1960s as museographer, curator, administrator, teacher, writer and communicator among other positions. His major projects include installing some of the first exhibition galleries in the Academy of San Carlos, the planning and museography of the Museum of Technology of the Federal Electricity Commission (Comision Federal de Electricidad, C.F.E) in Mexico City of which he was the first director, setting up the Coloquio de Invierno along with Victor Flores Olea and Javier Wimer (among others) as well as helping plan the 'Espacio Escultorico' in the UNAM among others. He has directed several museums and cultural centres including the defunct National Education Library, the Museum of Technology, and currently the Trotsky Museum which he has helped restore and improve in the past years. It is only until recently that he has been widely acknowledged as an innovator within Mexican cultural circles.