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Museum of Italian Art

The Museum of Italian Art surrendered to Peru as a gift by the Italian, resident community in the country, animated by Gino Salocchi, within the framework of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Independence of Peru, which took place since 1921. The official opening was on November 11, 1923.

After many years of operation, the Museum moved to be administered by the National Culture Institute of Peru in 1972. The institution received new donations of contemporary Italian artists in 1989 and 1990 and the collection was increased to 35 works. Since 1991, are making great efforts to restore the Museum as such - building and works - and revalue it.

The steps taken so far have been possible thanks to the constant collaboration of Italy Embassy and the help of the Association of friends of the Museum of Italian Art.

The Museum building has remained since its opening. The project was commissioned to the Milanese architect Gaetano Moretti, who also made the construction of China Source China, gift made by the Chinese community to Peru in the context of these celebrations. Room 2 is a stained glass inspired by the spring of Sandro Botticelli. Italian art of the past is represented on the building, design and decorative elements: elements of the architecture of Bramante, reliefs and decorative details inspired by Donatello, Ghiberti, Michelangelo and Botticelli. The facade is completed with the shields of the main Italian cities and two gigantic mosaic made by Venetian mosaics, association with the most notable characters in the history of Italy.


Peruvian Culture Museum

The Museum conserves the public collection of ethnographic objects more important in the country. It was founded in 1946 by Luis E. Valcárcel initiative in order to serve as a basis to the ethnological and anthropological studies initiated in the country during the 1940s.

It was initially composed by Peruvian Art Institute and the Institute of Etnológicos studies. The first was in charge of the painter José Sabogal who with his disciples Julia Codesido, Angela and Teresa Carvallo, Alicia Bustamante, Enrique Camino Brent and Camilo Blas, "indigenous group", and Luisa Castañeda, they worked on the discovery and reassessment of the popular arts. Since that time he began to assemble the collection of objects of folk art from different regions of Peru, which now forms the basis of the Museum's collections. The Ethnological Studies Institute commissioned study of the Peruvian culture in all it

s forms under the leadership of Dr. Valcárcel, who with Jorge Muelle and José Marí Arguedas and, subsequently, José Matos and Rosalí Avalos, among other renowned anthropologists were revealing and scientifically studying historical legacy and work of our multicultural reality.

The Museum's collection contains mainly contemporary pieces and has some colonial and Republican examples of late 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century. Collections, mainly representative pieces of the Andean and Amazonian, cultural traditions are ritual and domestic pottery collection showing complex decorative designs on defined patterns aesthetic; representative of various textile; technologies textiles collections ceremonial; and body ornaments objects and products related to knowledge and technological know-how products and various objects.

Currently the Museum focuses its objectives in research and display cultural characteristics and creations and cultural manifestations of the various regions, groups and collectives the country and, at the same time, it proposes as a place of encounter and cultural interaction, a space where to show the various forms of interculturality.


Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo Hospital Museum

The <strong>Museum</strong> was founded in order to select and save the most important brain pieces for the study of neurological diseases, allowing a panoramic view on the neuropathology. Account with approximately 3,000 autopsied brains, which involves a scientific richness clusters in more than 50 years.


House Museum Julia Codesido

Displays pictures and personal objects of the national artist.


Rafael Larco Herrera Museum

Founded in 1926, the Larco Herrera Museum exhibits impressive galleries showing an exceptional panorama of 3000 years of history from the pre-Columbian Peru development chronologically.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, is located in a unique colonial mansion and dating from the 18th century, which was in turn built on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century.

It presents the finest collection of gold and silver of the old Peru, as well as the famous collection of erotic art, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Peru.

The Larco Herrera Museum is one of the few museums in the world where visitors can browse your deposit and appreciate 45,000 archaeological objects properly classified, which is an unforgettable experience. The Larco Herrera Museum art works have been exhibited in the most prestigious museums in the world and are considered icons of pre-Columbian art at the global level.


Museo de la Nación

In its rooms the Nation Museum offers travelers a journey through the various stages of the history of Peru.
The Pre-Hispanic Room known as the gathering room for agriculture, illustrated on the earliest evidence of human occupation in the Central Andes and the evolution of architecture, from pre farming villages to large monumental complexes.

The formative period room exhibits beautiful pottery, pieces chronologically, from the beginning of the use of ceramics to the different styles that emerged in the coast and mountains. Include reproductions of the sandeel of Chavin and models of the castle of Chavin of Huantar and the Huaca of the Kings.

Regional developments rooms exhibit pieces of the cultures of this period: Vicús, Salinas, Virú, Lima and Paracas. The Nasca room shows the artistic manifestations of the southern culture, funerary bundles and an aerial view of the world famous Nasca lines.

The Moche culture room displays representations of the burial customs and a sample of the latest findings of Sipan. It highlights an interesting and successful replica of the tomb and ornaments of the Lord of Sipan. There are also rooms kingdoms and lordships. Of the culture ChiMu, Chancay, Lordship Ychsma polity, among others. The room dedicated to the Inca Empire relates the popular legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, of the Ayar brothers and the tribes in the region of Cusco. It exhibits an interesting sample of objects as keros and ceramics; and models of the most impressive architectural complexes.

A special room shows an excellent collection of objects that make up the popular imagery of the coast, the mountains and jungle.


Museum of Japanese Immigration

The Museum of Japanese Immigration to Peru "Carlos Chiyoteru Hiraoka", opened in July 1981, is a commemorative piece of the 80th anniversary of Japanese Immigration to Peru, held in 1979.

The different tools and some materials exhibited initially were developed by the company Tanseisha, brought from the Japan and installed in Lima under the supervision of Dr.Shozo Masuda.

Subsequently added in Lima, topics such as: the change of attitude of Japanese towards the Peru immigrant integration relations japanese-peruvian of World War II, the Japanese chronology of main events in the world and in parallel in the Peruvian collectivity , celebrations by 80, 90 to 100 anniversary of the Japanese to Peru immigration, the phenomenon dekasegi, etc.

Since August of 2003, the Museum is named after "Carlos Chiyoteru Hiraoka" as an acknowledgement to the work of who were featured entrepreneur and leader of the Peruvian Japanese Association and Peruvian collectivity and Japanese institutions.

Museum exhibition rooms occupy an area of 273 m2 and include depending on the topic and nature of exhibitions, the permanent exhibition room and temporary exhibitions room.

The permanent exhibition room shows the history of Japanese Immigration and nikkei community, as well as some aspects of the relationship between Peru and Japan, and synoptic manner, geography and Peruvian cultures. Temporary exhibitions room renews its display on a regular basis with related content to the theme of the Museum, which is axis of attraction of the public due to the dynamic that characterizes the offer proposed by the Museum.

It also has an area for the archiving of documents, historical and photographs of an important set of books about the topic of immigration in Japanese, English, and Spanish area that can also be used as a study and meeting room.


Natural Hsitory Museum "Javier Prado "of the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos

The Museum of Natural History "Javier Prado" of National Univerity Mayor de San Marcos, also called the Museum of Natural History of Lima, is an academic institution located in the district of Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru. The Museum is responsible to collect, investigate and exhibiting agencies and representative samples of the Peru's natural heritage and humanity with regard to flora, fauna and geology. As such, it is the first Museum to display collections of Zoology, Botany, ecology and Earth Sciences in the country.

Natural History Museum was created 28 February 1918 in an extraordinary session of the Faculty of Sciences of the San Marcos University, being then chancellor Dr. Javier Prado and dean of the Faculty Dr. Enrique Guzmán y Valle.

Initially, from 1918 to 1934 was located on the second floor of the Faculty of Letters at the Casona de San Marcos, there came to receive the valuable collection of Italian researcher Antonio Raimondi. In 1934 all collections moved to the premises in Jesús Marí, where it is today as a dependency of the Rectorate of the University of San Marcos.

The Museum has various rooms exhibition, as well as an auditorium; It provides advisory services and diagnosis on topics related to the natural area at the same time seeks to promote the protection and nature conservation of Peru by its Board of Trustees. Account with a specialized library, also makes publications specialized on a continuous basis.



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