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This museum is a classic Bolivian museum in the sense that the presentations are not very creative and the descriptions not very in-depth. It's key that you get a guide to show you around. On the first floor, one of my favorite paintings of Potosi...More
I was hoping to find a museum with some contemporary passion for the Bolivian socialist revolution. Although there are a few interesting pieces, for the most part they play it too safe, and avoid the struggles of bolivianos.
Upstairs is the usual anthropology: ancient bowls,...More
I think that the museum has opted for quantity rather than quality. Large glass cabinets line a couple of the rooms and these are full of ceramics, a little difficult to see because of the reflections. It is possible to discover the era and the...More
Visited the Anthropology section first. Found the skulls and artists impression of how person may have looked interesting. There's a lot of ceramics displayed in high cabinets which line the walls with descriptions in English and Spanish. The second room contains weapons and a few...More
At the time of the visit, the Colonial and Ethnographic sections were closed. I and a group of students had asked for a guide, in Spanish, who rushed us through the rooms because she obviously had better things to do than her job. I ended...More
Contrary to our guidebook, I preferred the contemporary art in this particular museum, although the highlight was still the 17th (18th?) century painting of Cerro Rico and Potosi. A variety of mummies and lots of excavated pottery. Too bad I'm not an anthropologist.
Found this place accidentally--and even then, I had to go back there twice to find out when it was open. When I finally got there though at the right time, I was very pleasantly surprised. There was a lot of interesting art work and artifacts,...More
This is in fact 3 sites in one: museo colonial charcas, museo antropologico and galeria arte contemporaneo. When I visited they were refurbishing the Museo Charcas. However, the entrance fee (20bs.) which gets you into all 3 sites is still a bargain. This is the...More
There are some interesting things in the museum, including some mummies and deformed skulls. There is also a nice collection of colonial and modern paintings. Unfortunately, these paintings are in desperate need of restoration.
The archaeology section is definitely dated and is kept like a...More
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