March 20, 2010
Tour of the Latin American archaeology collection
at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Friday, March 19, 3:00 pm
Central and South American archaeology holdings at the Milwaukee Public Museum include a variety of Mesoamerican items, particularly from West Mexico and excavated material from Atitlan, Bilbao, and Chinkultik. The museum also has major collections of Peruvian featherwork; Peruvian mummies; pre-Columbian ceramics numbering more than 7000 items; gold from Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia; and a wide variety of pre-Columbian artifacts in other media. The holdings include a significant collection of vessels from South America, with special emphasis on Chimu vessels from the North Coast and Nazca vessels from the South Coast.
Tour attendees will be able to see items in the storage area as well as those currently on exhibit. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please email Jason Sherman ahead of time if you would like to participate in the tour. Tour attendees should meet at the museum’s Visitor Services desk 10 minutes before tour time.
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Directions to the MPM and parking information are available on the museum’s web site.