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Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
Ranked #6 of 65 things to do in Sucre
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Toulouse, France
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great museum ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Super value for money 22 bolivianos for the most amazing insight into indigenous culture! Beautiful costumes, very interesting artefacts, videos, music, and very clear explanations in lots of different languages! Go here if you want to learn about music dance fabrics rituals! So good!!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great Way to Understand the Indigenous Weaving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

In order to get here, you climb up close to the Mirador. My guidebook had me going in a different direction, but everyone is really helpful and can show you where it is. Once inside the museum, there is tea for you to drink should you like some. Then the woman gave me a brief overview of the museum and the foundation which was really interesting and helpful and allowed me to understand all of the rooms better. She did this in Spanish, but it is worth asking for an overview in English as well. The weavings were fascinating to see and you could really see what made each of them unique. I also chose to purchase some weavings from the store as you know that the money is going to benefit the artisans and their family. A definite must do in Sucre.

Visited June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Informative and Eye-opening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Well translated books of information available in various languages including English and French. The staff was friendly and informative. The space used with small but it is amazing the amount of information in that small area.

Good examples of different types of weaving and there was a pretty long but very informative video of natives performing different types of dances and music.

I would give it a minimum of 3 hours to fully enjoy the museum.

There are also good quality weavings available for purchase at the gift shop.

Visited April 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Beautiful, focused collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a relatively small museum focused on two types of traditional weaving in Bolivia and a significant pre-columbian archeological site.

The collection is beautiful and is significantly enhanced by the detailed guide to each of the exhibits that is made available to every visitor. The guide was available in at least four languages and provide high level context for the rooms and described every single item in the museum in detail.

The shop has a wide range of weavings available for purchase and on the day I was there, a woman was in the shop weaving a textile in the Jalq'a style which was astonishing to watch. If one cannot make it up to the museum, the Inca Pallay shop in central Sucre has a large collection of high quality Jalq'a and Tarabuco weavings.

Note that the museum is not located where the Rough Guide describes it. Walk to the top of the steps on Grau (take in the view). turn right and walk up the hill to the museum which will be on the left.

Visited May 2014
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Nantes, France
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“Splendid museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Very nice place and remarkable museum on local culture and weaving. One of those places where you forget about time and get engrossed in the art and exhibits. Highly informative in a fairly modern way. A surprising gem.

Visited November 2013
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