Last month, the popular Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago re-opened its doors following a two-year remodelling project. It now encompasses 1,300 square-metres of art from Central and South America dating to the period prior the European “discovery”.
With 70% more exhibition space than before, the museum’s outstanding permanent collection is displayed to maximum effect, augmented by space for temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection features works by the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans, while also displaying many pieces from other pre-Columbian cultures, like the Moche of the central Andes and the Veragua from Central America. On the first of the three floors is a large area dedicated to the aboriginal cultures from what is now Chile, including the Mapuche and the culture of Rapa Nui. In addition, a research library is located on the grounds of the museum. Most of the exhibits are labelled in both English and Spanish, and English-language guides can be booked.
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