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Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología

Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología
Established 30 June 1898
Location 6a. calle 7a. Avenida, Salón No.5
Finca La Aurora Zona 13
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Type national museum of
pre-Columbian art and Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnology

The Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología (MUNAE; National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology) is a national museum of Guatemala, dedicated to the conservation of archaeological and ethnological artefacts and research into Guatemala's history and cultural heritage. The museum is located in Guatemala City, at Finca La Aurora. First created by a governmental decree on 30 June 1898, the institution and collections of MUNAE relocated premises several times subsequently, until established in its present building in 1946. It has some 3000 square metres of exhibition space, and 1500 sq.m. devoted to restorative and research purposes. MUNAE's collections amount to some 20 thousand archaeological artefacts and 5 thousand ethnological items.

External links

  • MUNAE official website

Coordinates: 14°35′51″N 90°31′46″W / 14.59761°N 90.52956°W / 14.59761; -90.52956

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