08 October 2011

Cavorting in Chile: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

During one of the days in which we were in Santiago, we decided to check out the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, or the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. It is located in a building in Bandera Avenue, the Palacio de la Real Aduana.

Plenty of items that were featured in the museum were from cultures that I personally had no knowledge of. After all, I have only seen artifacts from the Inca, when I was in Peru and Ecuador. I never actually ventured further south. So I have never seen items from the Mapuche culture, which apparently is native to southern Chile.

I suppose I would just show you some of the pictures of the items that we have seen, as pictures provide a better feel to it, than my narrative that definitely is less informative.


  1. These masks are really intriging, especially with shadows and indirect lighting!

  2. Zhu,

    Yes! Museums usually have very low lighting for displays that are very fragile. So I figured that would be an opportunity for an interesting picture!