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Peruvian Gold

  • Date
    April 10, 2014
  • Time 6:00 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Starting at $50 (includes exhibition admission and opening night party)

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Picture of Moche headdress
This spectacular Moche headdress is one of the masterpieces that will be on display in the Peruvian Gold exhibition.

Photograph by Joachim Rubio, Museo Larco, Lima, Peru

Marvel at centuries of dazzling craftsmanship in gold and silver as we explore the treasures of Peru’s rich pre-Inca heritage. To celebrate the opening of the new National Geographic Museum exhibition Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed, Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic’s Archaeology Fellow and the exhibition’s curator, will be joined by Cecilia Bakula Budge, director of the Museum of Peru’s Banco Central de la Reserva. These experts on Peruvian art and archaeology will explain the significance of these masterpieces in precious metal, as well as other rare objects from Peru’s glorious prehistory. And see the originals, many of them visiting the United States for the first time, in our spectacular exhibition.

Co-presented with the Embassy of Peru. Opening night party and museum admission included. Please note that the party begins at 6 p.m. prior to the Grosvenor Auditorium event at 7:30 p.m.

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    Peruvian Gold:
    Ancient Treasures Unearthed
    ExhibitsThursday, April 10, 2014 – Sunday, September 14, 2014Washington, D.C.

    Visitors will learn about the latest techniques for excavating tombs and examine how technology is offering new insights into the complex civilizations that existed in ancient Peru. The exhibition will journey through civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450, learning through the ceremonial gold, silver, ceramics, and textiles created by these sophisticated peoples.

  • Image: Peruvian gold mask
    Curating Peruvian Gold
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.Washington, D.C.

    Archaeologist and explorer Fredrik Hiebert has traced ancient trade routes overland and across the seas for more than 20 years. As National Geographic’s Archaeology Fellow, he consults on projects around the globe. Join Fred for a private tour of the exhibition Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed and learn what goes into curating a National Geographic exhibition.

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