Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
(Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art)
It has as a pioneering initiative in Latin America the custody, diffusion and study of the artistic legacy of the pre-Columbian peoples of America. It was founded by the outstanding Chilean antique collector and architect Sergio Larraín García-Moreno, who was looking for a place to shelter and preserve his private collection of pre-Columbian artifacts acquired over the course of more than fifty years. The museum has an extensive collection of material on pre-Columbian cultures, such as the Aztec, Mayan and Inca, and the Chilean native peoples, such as Diaguitas, Mapuche, Rapanui and Selk’nam, among many others.
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