Buenos Aires and Berlin are connected through a long partnership. To celebrate its tenth anniversary there was a cultural festival in both cities between 31st August and 31st October 2004.
Buenos Aires was represented in Berlin and Berlin was represented in Buenos Aires too with a number of different events. One of the events Berlin is represented with in Buenos Aires was a Long Museum Night modelled on the Berlin example.
On the occasion of this night 18 Buddy Bears travelled to Buenos Aires where they were designed by 18 Argentinean artists. These bears are shown for the first time during the Long Museum Night. And the Argentinean capital keep this important piece of Berlin. Before the bears were auctioneered, they were exhibited at the Centro Cultura Recoleta for a long time.