Museo del Oro del Banco de la República

About the Museum


Gallery of the Museo del Oro

Interior, Museo del Oro del Banco de la Republica

Gallery of the Museo del Oro
Courtesy Banco de la República

Gallery of the Museo del Oro

Exterior View, Museo del Oro del Banco de la República
Courtesy Banco de la República

Exterior View, Museo del Oro del Banco de la República

Museum interior
Courtesy Banco de la República, Photo: Clark Manuel Rodriguez

Museum interior

Gallery view
Courtesy Banco de la República, Photo: Clark Manuel Rodriguez

Gallery view

The Museo del Oro was founded in 1939 by the Banco de la República with the aim of protecting Colombia’s rich archaeological heritage. Its collection is centred around the preservation and promotion of pre-Columbian art from all over the country and includes the famous Poporo Quimbaya, a vessel used in the ritual consumption of coca leaves and the first object acquired for the collection. While the museum’s primary focus is on its vast collection of goldsmithery, it also has a rich selection of works in other materials. Today the museum holds approximately 33,000 objects in precious metals and 21,000 in materials such as shell, bone and ceramics.

(Photo courtesy Banco de la República)

Collection Highlights


Poporo Quimbaya
Muisca Raft
Tierradentro Mask
Quimbaya Woman
San Agustin Winged Fish
Museo del Oro del Banco de la República: Collection Highlights
Poporo Quimbaya , 500 BC-700 AD
Courtesy of Banco de la República
Muisca Raft , 600-1600 AD
Courtesy of Banco de la República
Tierradentro Mask, 200 BC-900 AD
Courtesy of Banco de la República
Quimbaya Woman, 500 BC-700 AD
Courtesy of Banco de la República
San Agustin Winged Fish, 1-900 AD
Courtesy of Banco de la República

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