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Amazon Hall

Amazonas is the largest rainforest in the world, occupying large areas in Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. In Colombia it represents more than a third of the territory. It is inhabited by human populations for approximately ten thousand years, at the moment diverse indigenous groups inhabit the zone, among them are tukanos, desanos, cubeos, nukak maku, hitotos and curripacos..

The hall is divided into two moments, one refers to cosmogony and another to habitat..

The cosmogony es un relato mítico que explica el origen del universo y está asociada a la espiritualidad y creencias de una persona o grupo humano. Allí encontrarán objetos relacionados con la diferenciación social, la música y los rituales.

The habitat. is the place that offers the right conditions so that it can be inhabited by a human population allowing its survival and reproduction and in this section will find elements referring to housing, hunting, fishing, And the processing of cassava, the basis of indigenous people's food.

Un monolito de piedra, el enigma detrás de la técnica.

Antioquia and Choco Hall

The departments of Antioquia and Choco harbor a great cultural diversity. Indigenous, Afro-descendants and paisas inhabit these zones, generating a wide range of intercultural relations, ranging from hybridizations and religious syncretism to conflicts of territorial domination. Their different forms of settlement contrast them and account for their particular characteristics, interests and struggles.

In this hall you will find various ritual objects from the Embera communities and craft objects from the Kuna o Tule.

There is also a replica of a bohio or tambo, a dwelling for the inhabitants of the banks of the rivers, and a sample of musical instruments of the Pacific region (drums and marimbas).

Sala Tejiendo Historias


Las fibras entrelazadas forman parte de la cestería indígena, memoria ancestral que teje la identidad de muchos pueblos. Tejer fibras naturales es una de las acciones creadoras más antiguas del hombre.

Para nuestros pueblos originarios esta antigua actividad simboliza la fertilidad y se asocia a lo femenino, pues a través de ella se recibe y preserva el alimento y la vida.

Sala Arqueología & Cerámica

The history of the Miguel Angel Builes Ethnographic Museum has left in its custody a large number of assets of heritage interest of ethnographic and archaeological character that have served as exhibition material for more than 40 years, thus achieving the first objective of a Museum, to deliver formative elements to each and every one of its visitors in a docile but academically deep and responsible way.

On this occasion, we want to give visitors an expository experience that focuses on two sciences: Anthropology and Archeology, which will be responsible for guiding the development of the exhibition for different social, cultural and cultural aspects. Historical, intertwined in a holistic way to present a comprehensive knowledge of practices and social customs that are made today but also have been practiced since "remote" times by human groups that have inhabited the territory that today we know as Colombia; In this way this space is destined to know the present of some realities of peasant, indigenous and urban populations, at the same time that present will be interrogated by a past that should not remain distant and unknown.

The visitor will find original pieces, which were elaborated by natives more than five hundred years ago. They are a very valuable archaeological heritage and the encounter with the communities of the past. In this room there is a workshop with visitors in which they know techniques of engraving with roller and rub.