Museo Etnográfico Juan B. Ambrosetti, Buenos Aires

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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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  • October 2, 2017
    Nice place in the San Telmo close to the Casa Rosada! To go know! Beautiful statues! A bit of everything! To go with the family!
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  • January 16, 2017
    It was closed for renovation/restoration and there was this information on any Web site. We went down there to the guy at the door.
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  • December 10, 2016
    Very good choice to spend an afternoon. Excellent shows and exhibitions. Variety of objects and excellent from the pedagogical point of view
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  • July 27, 2017
    Beautiful place! The building is a historical place and the guides are excellent! They are now even making an access ramp.
  • June 29, 2017
    Very good experience for kids and adults. Highly recommended. The guide very prepared and very well led experience.
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  • July 22, 2017
    🙄 The 1st floor is a Museum of the 1st world. 😍 Great! 🇦🇷🌼 This very complete and each object has its explanation in writing, in English and Spanish. 🎶 😋 👏
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  • July 28, 2017
    Very interesting, but it is not very maintained.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful experience with students in third grade, nice activities and excellent guides
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