The gold museum is an exercise in how museums used to be kept in the 1940s.
First you go through the armoury section (nothing to do with gold at this point). It is just cabinet after cabinet of the same weapons over and over again. There are at least 100 items per cabinet. The curators are from the school of display everything you have and let it all go dusty. There are some very interesting pieces, but unfortunately the are totally swamped by the all of the other artifacts.
The downstairs section is the gold and mummy area. Again, there are some fabulous items here (especially the tumis), but there is no information about what anything is. Again, there is just a swathe of pieces that should mostly be in storage with only the best pieces on display with more detailed information and a more contemporary contextual setting.
The curators of this museum should take a leaf out of the Museo Larco's book and it would be a far more interesting place to visit.
If you are going to spend 33 soles to go here, I recommend that you don't and go to the far more interesting and beautiful Museo Larco for 30 soles instead.
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