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Museo del Oro del Banco de la República

Founded in Bogotá, Colombia en 1939
Directed by María Alicia Uribe Villegas.

The collection of the Gold Museum of the Bank of the Republic has been declared a National Monument and is considered the most important of its kind worldwide.

The museum was created in 1939 by the Bank of the Republic, it brings together nearly 34,000 pieces of gold and 20,000 of stone, ceramic objects, textiles and precious stones belonging to the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Sinu, Muisca, Tolima, Tumaco cultures and Malagana, among others. You can admire exquisite pieces in gold as breastplates, masks, poporos, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, containers and hundreds of figures of remarkable quality.

The museum has room loan documentation and teaching materials for colleges and universities, video presentations and guided tours. In your store you will find books and booklets on Colombia’s pre-Columbian jewelry, illustrated books and luxury books about different aspects of Colombia; also certified jewelry replicas selected from the museum collection and different memories of the visit as pencils and erasers, ties and Italian silk scarves, cups and brand-Columbian books with beautiful designs.

The mission of the Gold Museum of the Banco de la República is to preserve, research, catalogue and exhibit its archaeological collections in goldwork, ceramics, lithics and other materials as the cultural heritage of present and future generations of Colombian citizens, to strengthen the cultural identity of Colombians through enjoyment, learning and inspiration.

The museum possesses
A permanent exhibition
–  The Working of Metals
–  People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
–  Cosmology and Symbolism
–  The Offering
–  The Exploratorium
Several temporary exhibitions
–  Molas. Capas de Sabiduría (30 Septiember 2016 – 17 June 2017)
Mi Patrimonio cuenta, memorias que nos identifican (25 August 2016 – 22 January 2017)

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