Quimbaya museum


Quimbaya museum

Infobox Museum
name= Quimbaya Museum
Museo Quimbaya


established= 1987
location= Armenia,Colombia
visitors=
director= Martha Usaquen
website= www.banrep.gov.co/museo/esp/boletin/51/castro.html

Quimbaya Museum is a museum located in Armenia designed by Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona. It displays a large collection of precolumbian artcrafts , about 390 gold objects. 104 pottery, 22 stone sculptures, carved woods, and other issues, mainly from precolumbian Quimbaya civilization, Embera and some other amerindian tribes. Some of the most important pieces are the gold Poporos (traditional gadget for the chewing of the coca leaves) and the zoomorphic vases. Most of the pieces have been preserved for experts from Gold Museum of Bogotá. In its exhibition rooms together with other pottery, stone, shell, wood and textile archaeological objects, these items, made of what to indigenous cultures was a sacred metal, testify to the life and thought of different societies which inhabited what is now known as Colombia before contact was made with Europe.

The Bank of the Republic began in 1939 helping to protect the archaeological patrimony of Colombia. The Gold Museum and the Quimbaya Museum are some of its main achievements.

External links

* [http://www.banrep.gov.co/museo/esp/inf_2003diciembre.htm Colombian Bank of the Republic - Quimbaya Museum]


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