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    Museum of Pre-Columbian ArtMuseum of Pre-Columbian Art Santiago, Chile
    The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art is devoted to the study and exhibition of pre-Columbian relics and artworks from Central and South America, in the center of Santiago, Chile, founded by the prominent native architect and antiquities dealer, Sergio Larrain Garcia-Moreno that had been looking for a place to showcase his private collection of pre-Columbian relics that were acquired during almost half a century of searching. Getting support from the municipal government, Garcia-Moreno would find a building and found the museum's curatorial department, opening in 1981. These relics have come from the major pre-Columbian culture areas of Pan-Caribbean, the Andean, Mesoamerica, Amazonia and Intermediate/Isthmo-Columbian. Sergio was an avant-gardism in the field of urban design in the city, and had studied in Europe during his youth, and when he returned to his home country, he would travel through the Americas and become enthralled with the variety of landscapes, and the cultural diversity that he saw and was quite surprised. Even though the Americas had been conquered by European nations, the aboriginal cultures, inheritors of the majestic past of the Americas, had never completely disappeared. He also began to realize that in spite of all the changes and accomplishments of those changes over the centuries, the global community still depended on corn and potatoes, crops that had been produced and left to the descendants of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. He also realized that more than 3000 years ago, the ancient Olmecs dominated abstract mathematical concepts like zero, had been well versed in astronomy and developed a system of writing. He believed that the artworks of these early peoples held a hidden message of humanity, of a cultural uniqueness that must be recovered. Sergio became overcome with a desire to understand the cultures and began to collect their artworks. During a half century, he would travel and choose the most varied pre-Columbian objects using one basic rule of thumb; that their aesthetic quality must produce an emotion that was like what the artist Durer said when he saw a piece of Mexican jewelry at the court of Flanders that would overwhelm him with awe. It would not be the complex technical knowledge or the aboriginal economies that attracted him, but the far more profound and spiritual message of art.

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    National Museum of HistoryNational Museum of History Santiago, Chile
    The Chilean National History Museum in Santiago, Chile was founded in 1911, and houses 19 magnificent galleries house on two floors that include the following; patio court, from popular front to popular unity, Chile's first inhabitants, the Great Crisis, discovery and conquest, Hoping for Change, colonial city, Society in the early 20th century, church and government, parliamentary, colonial society, the liberal order, 18th century society, education, the collapse of the empire, means of transportation, the idea of liberty, consolidating Republican order and re-establishing order. One of the more modern devices that have helped visitors from around the world to enjoy more fully the excellent exhibits housed here, is the audio-guide that is provided to English speaking visitors that enable them to learn as much as possible about this nation's history, culture and peoples. This museum is an excellent complement to the Pre-Columbian Art Museum which leaves off where this museum picks up, from the European discovery of the Americas to the current day; showcasing numerous rooms of exhibits that guides visitors from one display to another from the discovery to the colonial period, onto independence and into modern times. It has been highly recommended for history buffs since it houses such a wealth of information, especially about this nation that includes industry, wars, colonial settlement and expansion, conflict between the Europeans and the American natives, railroads and more. It contains original portraits that add a large exhibit to the museum, including one of Ferdinand Magellan, Jose de San Martin and Bernardo O'Higgins.

May 5, 2011