National Museum of Finland

18.3.2019–15.3.2020

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

The World That Wasn't There

An enchanting journey of discovery into the ancient cultures of Central and South America.

In roughly 2 500 BCE – 1 500 CE, cultures and peoples that no one in Europe knew anything about developed and flourished in Meso-America and the Andes. When explorers arrived on the continent alien to them, they encountered unforeseen skills, customs, natural resources and art – an entire world that they did not know existed.

The splendour of these civilisations has now faded away, but we can still learn about them thanks to original artefacts preserved by collectors.

The unique exhibit contains 200 items, such as Zapotec urns, Aztec sculptures, Mayan ceramics, vases and textiles from the Nazca area in Peru as well as gold items from the Moche culture in the Andes.

The rare Pre-Columbian items are on loan from the private collection of Giancarlo and Inti Ligabue. The National Museum of Finland organizes the exhibition The World That Wasn’t There in co-operation with StArt s.r.l. and Fondazione Giancarlo Ligabue. The exhibition is curated by Dr. André Delpuech and Dr. Jacques Blazy.

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Museum contact details

National Museum of Finland
Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki

0295 33 6901

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

12/9/0 €
Kaikille vapaa pääsy joka perjantai klo 16-18

Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-20:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

*30.10.2019 11-18

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