About the Museum
At the University of Puerto Rico you will find the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art in front of the University’s main library. The museum is small but what it holds inside is of great interest, to not only University students, but to all who are keen to learn more about the history, anthropology and art of Puerto Rico. At the museum you will find an array of pre-Colombian artifacts as well as old art and documents belonging to the University. Apart from this the museum also takes an interest in contemporary art from artists who live locally in Puerto Rico and are as much a part of history as the older pieces of artwork are. Inside the museum there is an exposition hall specifically used for this purpose. The museum has a huge collection of 30,000 permanent items that are kept in the museum for the use by other Universities and students who want to research and “study local and Caribbean art and cultures”. The works are made up of historical documents, archaeological artifacts, drawings, paintings, sculpture, folk art, posters, Puerto Rican and International prints, Egyptian archaeological pieces, philatelic and numismatics pieces.