Amano Museum exhibits pre-Columbian cultures in Miraflores

A beautiful art collection of pre-Columbian cultures of Peru is shown to the public in the Museo Amano, a private institution with 50 years of existence, located in the district of Miraflores, Lima.

This museum was inaugurated in 1964 by the Japanese immigrant Yoshitaro Amano, who dedicated his life to the pursuit of pre-Columbian archaeological pieces in our country, so often came to rescue pieces of huaqueados places.

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The enclosure consists of two rooms, the first dedicated to the exhibition of ceramics of the Moche, Chimu, Nazca and Huari between others cultures; and the other room, fabrics highlighting the pieces of culture Chancay, in good condition, made with natural cotton or wool of camelids.

These fabrics have a variety of techniques made by ancient craftsmen with skill and with representations of birds, fish and other felines.

In 1973, was created the Amano Museum Foundation, nonprofit institution that ensures the protection of these historic treasures. In turn, their work is not limited to the exhibition and preservation of parts, but also to provide support to scholars and researchers.

This museum has hosted distinguished guests such as former US President Bill Clinton in 2013, Prince Akishino in 2014, among others.


Thanking information, by Miss Isabella Cerruti, attention in the museum is:

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 pm
Monday by appointment

General Admission: S /. 30
Peruvian Adults Over 65: S /. 20
Peruvian students: S /. 10

Simple guide: S /. 30
Specialized guided: S /. 50

How to get:

The Amano Museum is located in Retiro Street 160, Miraflores.

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Amano Museum shows in the following video with each of the pieces on display:

(Source:,,; Video: Youtube-Pabloinsaurraldi)

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