Museo Historico y Antropologico, Valdivia

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Museo Histórico y Antropológico Maurice van de Maele or is an anthropology and history museum in Valdivia run by Universidad Austral de Chile. The exhibitions at the museum deals with Mapuche and Huilliche culture and the German colonization of southern Chile. The museums exhibits collections of archaeological artifacts and also tools, toys, jewelry, textiles, ceramics and photo collection. The museum is named after Maurice van de Maele a Belgian amateur journalist, archaeologist and anthropologist who worked in Universidad Austral.
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  • September 8, 2017
    In this museum you can see as they lived the first German settlers arrived to Valdivia in the years 1850 to 1855
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  • July 22, 2017
    To one who is striking them musical instruments, there is a double piano and two other more interesting to know. There is a sample of Mapuche jewelry and other archaeological finds on the second floor.
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  • July 19, 2017
    It is a must to visit valdivia, beautiful overview of the history of the South. great view and panoramic view to the river. Very tidy, clean and well maintained.
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