Chavin National Museum
The first museum was inaugurated by Julio César Tello on December 11, 1940 and had 119 pieces.
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The first museum was inaugurated by Julio César Tello on December 11, 1940 and had 119 pieces. However, it was destroyed by the Chavín flood five years later on January 17, 1945.
On July 14, 2006, the Chavín National Museum Project of the then National Institute of Culture was declared viable by the General Directorate of Multiannual Programming of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. On July 28, 2006, the government of Japan approved the donation through the Peru-Japan Countervaluation Fund. The project coordinator was the anthropologist and museologist Giuliana Borea Labarthe with the participation of archaeologists such as Cristian Mesía Montenegro and Ivan Falconí Jiménez, and the museographer Rodolfo Vera Loayza.5
The new museum was inaugurated on July 18, 2008 thanks to the donation of the government of Japan.7 The inauguration was criticized for having been prohibited from entering the local population.
On September 1, 2016, the museum closed its doors for the implementation of the museum renovation, the construction of the perimeter fence and the construction of the International Research, Conservation and Restoration Center.
On April 11, 2017 it reopened after the museological renovation