I’ve been meaning to visit museo case de la ciudad for a while and I was walking to the collectivos for my trip to San Agustín de Etla to visit CaSa, I had the chance to stop by. I’m trying to come up with a list of great libraries and places to study in Oaxaca, and this is definitely one of them. Although they don’t have a great selection of art history books like IAGO, they have a great courtyard with free wifi and a really friendly staff. They also have great hours (until 8PM including Sundays), so it’s definitely going to be on the list.
They also have this really awesome map of the city that lights up when you enter the room. It’s not too hard to orient yourself based on the major landmarks, but when I went to try and find the house that I’m living it, I couldn’t find it. They also have great old maps of the city, and I wish I had more time here to do more research on the history of the city itself. They apparently have really great archives that date back to the colonial period and I’d love to check them out, but I have to stay focused on my dissertation project (humph). Anyway — check this place out the next time you’re in town.