El Palacio Canton in the city ​​of Mérida , Yucatán , Mexico , is a Porfirista building that was the residence of the Cantón Rosado family , built in the first decade of the 20th century and currently houses the Regional Museum of Anthropology of Yucatán . In it an important collection of Yucatecan Mayan culture is protected . In the halls of the building there are both permanent and temporary exhibitions.

El Palacio Canton was built from 1904 to 1911 for whom he had been governor of the state of Yucatan, General Francisco Cantón Rosado , as his family residence. The owner inhabited it from the completion of the work until his death in 1917. He was inherited to his relatives who after living in it for several years in 1932 alienated him to the government of Yucatán, then headed by Bartolomé García Correa . From that it served the palace for various uses: first, as the headquarters of the Hidalgo School ; later, to house the State School of Fine Arts .

Later, in 1948, it was declared the official residence of the state governors. In 1966, finally, an agreement was signed between the State Government and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), which allowed the building to become the headquarters of the Regional Museum of Anthropology "Palacio Cantón" .

The Regional Museum of Anthropology of Yucatan protected an important collection of Yucatecan Mayan culture consisting of steles , carved stones, diverse sculptures and ceramic samples that have been obtained, mostly, from the archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula . There are pieces from the preclassic period to the late postclassic period. The collection is constantly evolving, offering varied contents to museum visitors. Temporary exhibitions are also presented.

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