Saturday, 13 December 2014

Gold art in the Gold Museum of Cartagena

The Gold Museum is one of the most important museums of the city. It provides you an insight of the large volumes of gold available in Colombia and Peru. This was what the Spanish invaders were looking for. The museum has a free entrance policy.

Most art and gold figures are displaying features covered in their culture, animals and religion. Small animal characters are in our opinion the most interesting. More traditional gold shape products like rings and necklaces are also available. The light displays in the exhibition are well set up. We were surprised that the gold didn't shine so much as modern jewelry.

Het Goud Museum is één van de belangrijkste musea van de stad Cartagena. Het geeft bezoekers inzicht in de grote goud volumes beschikbaar in Colombia en Peru. Het was hierin dat de Spaanse kolonisten interesse hadden. De inkom voor het museum is gratis. 

De meeste goudkunst figuurtjes tonen beeltenissen uit de cultuur, de dieren en religie van het land. De kleine dieren zijn naar onze mening het leukst. Meer traditionele producten zoals ringen en halskettingen zijn er ook. De belichting is zeer goed opgezet maar we waren verrast dat het meeste goud minder blonk dan wat we bij moderne juwelen gewoon zijn. 
 
Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Gold Museum Cartagena

Previous Cartagena article: Popa Monastery in the hills of Cartagena des Indes

Previous Gold article: Mausoleum General Eloy Alfaro Delgado, Montecristi

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11 comments:

  1. There is a LOT of detail, with the little animals especially! It is amazing that they managed to turn out such great pieces with no modern tools!

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  2. All looks handsome and rather expensive I presume being all gold.

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  3. I don't know a lot about gold, but maybe polishing it brings out the shine? Interesting museum.

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  4. It amazes me what people created before our very modern world today. I am especially interested in the detail and thing about all the hand tools one would possess to make such beautiful pieces. I love to roam and look at lovely pieces like this. Wonderful Museum.

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  5. leuk museum en leuke serie Filip. Ik was in Peru in het Goudmuseum. Ik geloof het komt beetje op hetzelfde neer. Fijne avond, Dietmut

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  6. I'm enjoying this look into Cartagena. Hope to get a chance to visit one day.

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  7. Wow, those arts are indeed fine!

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