The University Museum - The University of Antioquia

With 25,000 pieces, its archaeological collection is the largest in the country.

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The University Museum - The University of Antioquia

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We're talking about one of the largest museums in the region thanks to its important collections which are split into four large disciplines: Anthropology, Natural Sciences, Visual Arts and History of the University. It was inaugurated in 1970 after the merge of another two centres that were already in use, and since then it has become a real benchmark in Medellín. Altogether, its collection is made up of more than sixty thousand pieces in which the Anthropology section particularly stands out with 25,000 pieces, being the largest in the country where you'll find valuable indigenous and pre-Colombian objects, as well as items made out of wood, bone, and animal skins which came from different ethnic groups. With regard to the collection of Natural Sciences, this exhibits fossils, impressive skeletons, and various stuffed animals. You won't leave here feeling indifferent! Throughout the year, they have a programme of different activities besides the exhibitions, developing the most interesting cultural agenda.

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