Museo Etnográfico Juan B. Ambrosetti, Buenos Aires

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4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
The Juan B. Ambrosetti Museum of Ethnography is an Argentine museum maintained by the University of Buenos Aires School of Philosophy and Letters and located in Buenos Aires.OverviewAn estate on an eight-hectare property in Buenos Aires' Nueva Pompeya ward became the site of a homemade museum in 1866, when 14-year-old Francisco Moreno and his father classified and mounted their extensive collection of fossils and artifacts, gathered in excursions along the property and surroundings. The younger Moreno organized his collection as a public display, and with funding from the Province of Buenos Aires, inaugurated the Anthropology and Ethnography Museum of Buenos Aires in 1879.Featuring over 15,000 artifacts, the collection was ultimately transferred to the new La Plata Museum in 1888. Explorations in the Gran Chaco region conducted at the time by University of Buenos Aires naturalist Juan Bautista Ambrosetti led to an extensive, new collection, however, and in 1904, the latter inaugurated the University of Buenos Aires Museum of Ethnography.The museum became the first in Argentina to introduce guided excursions for its patrons, and travels along the Inca road system resulted in the 1908 discovery of Pucará de Tilcara, among the best-preserved ruins of settlements by Pre-Inca cultures in the area. Elaborate petroglyphs and over 3,000 other relics were recovered and catalogued in the following three years, and most were added to the collections of the Museum of Ethnography. The settlement itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
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  • In the neighborhood of San Telmo and very close to the Plaza de Mayo, is located in a historical building that hotel one of the first universities in the city. It has much material referred to the peoples of our country both from other continents. I repeat, very interesting and they are not going to repent.
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  • This small museum, which has two main rooms is located near plaza de mayo. It is worth taking the guided tour to take advantage of all the material displayed. The building is also awesome.
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  • If you are near the area of plaza de mayo by tourism, this is a very good choice to visit our past of the peoples. Visit do not demand you long and have some knowledge about the pre-Hispanic history. Very close to plaza de mayo.
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  • The ethnographic museum, created in 1904 by the Faculty of philosophy and letters of the University of Buenos Aires, is located in the historic heart of the city, only two blocks from the Plaza de Mayo, in a building of the 19th century. In this space the visitor can find collections of archaeology, ethnography, and biological anthropology. Its main attraction is the area of biological anthropology, which has some 10,000 bone pieces of individuals of different populations and some mummified bodies. In addition, archaeological materials, most coming from Patagonia and northwestern Argentina, and ceramics and Andean pre-Columbian textiles stand out. The ethnographic collections include objects of indigenous societies of North America, African carvings, an important set of parts of Oceania and some Oriental. In addition to the exhibitions, talks and guided visits are carried out. Not paid entry, but a bonus contribution, while retired persons, children under 12 years, teachers and students of the Faculty of philosophy and letters of the University of Buenos Aires may enter for free.
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  • Very well-armed, interesting
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  • Museum of anthropology and archaeology, has one of the most important collections in the country, high educational level.
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  • Very interesting! with guided tours on Sundays, both for adults as for children and also is free I am proud as Argentine have a museum as well. Best regards!!
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  • That's great
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