Museo Etnografico - 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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  • Excellent place, with unique items and everything very well exposed in addition to being a very nice place and in perfect condition. There are objects of argentina, africa, Japan.
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  • The exhibits are fascinating. There is an emphasis on Tierra del Fuego, probably because its natives and their meagre material culture survived into the 19th century. Many of the other exhibits come f...  more »
  • 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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  • Beautiful place! The building is a historical place and the guides are excellent! They are now even making an access ramp.
  • This museum was opened in 1904. It is housed in a building from the 19th century. His collections are divided into archaeology, ethnography (composed by a large library), and biological anthropology, focusing on the Aboriginal populations that inhabited the Argentine territory and other areas of the American continent. The different exhibitions, conferences and guided tours are carried out.
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  • Great space for study and research. Its library is very complete and the exhibits are quite didactic and necessary know.
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  • Visit it in the last 2 nights of museums. Very good collection of art. A very beautiful garden. Many staff. An outstanding note for activity for the chios, had to paint and collage of masks and animals.
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  • Excellent service, hygiene in the toilets and other facilities. Clear explanations. Intelligent exposure.
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