Museu Barbier-Mueller d’Art Precolombi, Barcelona

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The Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí was the only museum in Europe devoted exclusively to the artistic legacy of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas. It was located in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, Spain. The museum was established in 1997 to house the pre-Columbian art collection formerly held by its parent museum, the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Genève, Switzerland, which was loaned to the city of Barcelona. In 2012, the museum was unable to reach a purchase agreement with the collection's owner Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller. Subsequently, the world's most important Pre-Columbian collection in private hands was split and auctioned at Southeby's on 22 March 2013.
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  • I was really looking forward to going to this museum, but unfortunately it closed in September of 2012. If you google "Barbier-Mueller Museum closes its doors on September 14th" you'll find...  more »
  • Amazing collection of artefacts from native americans in Meso and South America before Columbus. Since I never got chance before to see anything from there it was quite an.experience. It is a rather.....  more »
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  • Sadly this museum closed its doors in 2012. Over 300 pre-columbian artifacts from the Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations were auctioned to the highest bidder instead of being donated to another museum. After 15 years of delighting museum goers, History for sale :(
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