From October 21st, Chinatown will become a luxury gallery. The boulevard will receive 54 replicas of works by artists like Goya, Rubens and Rembrandt.
Therefore, the Municipality of San José is getting ready to strengthen security. A couple of policemen and two security cameras will be responsible for keeping track of the artworks.
However, this idea has negative aspects: Chinatown has been the scene of numerous floods, so placing artworks in that area could be seen as a bad idea.
We are not worried that Chinatown is flooded because the municipality is repairing the affected area and it will end October 18th,
explained Lilliam Quesada, Head of the Department of Culture.
The works are protected by a durable material that supports water, sun and rain. They also have an insurance policy from the Spanish government.
According to the Municipality of San José, the experience with exhibitions open to the public has been positive. There have been little damage caused by vandalism. As consequence, the municipality hopes that this time the story is not different.
The exhibition will remain in Chinatown until November 27th.