Museum of the Central Reserve Bank

Museum of the Central Reserve BankMuseum of the Central Reserve Bank
Museo Banco Central de Reserva

Museum of the Central Reserve Bank

The Museum of the Central Reserve Bank isn't a museum about money. In 1982 the museum opened its doors to the public with an archaeological, a Republican paintings and a coin collection. But in 2004 the impressive numismatic collection ws moved to the newly opened Museo Numismatico. Today the Central Reserve Bank Museum is home to an astonishing pre-Columbian exhibition, an amazing art gallery, the impressive Hugo Cohen Gold collection and a Folk Art exhibition.

Art Gallery

The art gallery houses works by outstanding Peruvian painters representing all schools and styles, from early republican masters such as Gil de Castro and Pancho Fierro to young contemporary artists. Located on the second floor of the museum and framed by the building's original early 20th century iron structure, the exhibit has become a reference point for those interested in Peruvian art. It includes a small but important selection of religious paintings from the colonial period.

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Art Gallery

Art Gallery at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Art Gallery

Art Gallery at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Art Gallery

Art Gallery at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Art Gallery

Art Gallery at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Art Gallery

Art Gallery at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

In the exhibits you will find beautiful pieces from different period and artists:

  • Early works: Gil de Castro
  • Social background related: Pancho Fierro
  • Academic: Ignacio Merino, Francisco Laso and Luis Montero
  • New-academic: Daniel Hernández, Teófilo Castillo and Baca Flor
  • Native: José Sabogal, Julia Codesido, Teresa Carvallo and Camilo Blas
  • Independent: Ricardo Grau, Macedonio de la Torre, Adolfo Winternitz, Manuel Ugarte Elespuru
  • Modern: Szyszlo, G. Chávez, Tilsa Tsuchiya, E.Galdos, V. Shinki and others
  • Today's modern: R. Wiesse, J. Pastorelli, Carlos Revilla, Ramiro Llona, José Tola, Enrique Polanco, A.Alayza, Cuco Morales, Miguel Collantes, Iván Huerto, Ferando de la Jara, Bruno Portugués, Paul Zegarra, Efrain Vidal

pre-Columbian Exhibition - The Central Reserve Bank Museum of Peru

The archaeological collection of the Central Reserve Bank Museum contains over 4000 well preserved pieces including pottery, textiles, gold and wooden artefacts from the Vicus, Mochica, Nasca, Lambayeque, Chimu, Chancay, Chavin, and Inca civilizations.

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Moche ceramic

Moche ceramic exhibited at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - pre-Columbian collection

Pre-Columbian collection exhibited at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Chavin ceramic

Chavin ceramic exhibited at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Chimu Art

Chimu art exhibited at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Gold Collection Hugo Cohen - The Central Reserve Bank Museum of Peru

Since 2006 the famous Hugo Cohen gold collection enriches the museum with more than 500 pieces of gold and silver art work (possession of Mr. Roberto Letts Colmenares). The objects of incredible quality contain pieces primarily from the Nasca, Lambayeque and Mochica culture.

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Since 2006 the famous Hugo Cohen gold collection with more than 500 pieces of gold and silver art work are displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Sacrificial ceremonial knife (Tumi) belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Hugo Cohen Gold Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Golden Moche ornaments belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima 

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Golden Chimu panache belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

The collection is displayed in the banks vault behind the impressive doors of the strong room (just the right setup for these fantastic pieces). You'll be astonished to admire the old craft art of the early gold and silver work, grave masks, tools (such as Tumis) and different decorations and ornaments. 

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Golden collar belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Golden Lambaueque mask belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Golden Moche collar belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Golden Nasca panache belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Hugo Cohen Gold Collection

Golden Moche pectoral belonging to the Hugo Cohen Collection displayed at the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank in Lima

Folk Art Exhibition - The Central Reserve Bank Museum of Peru

The showroom for folk art was established in August 2004. Here approx. 2,000 exhibits are shown from the possession of Mrs. Nadia Carnero. The pieces in the collection will give you a good overview of the craft works of artists and their different technologies with various materials (wood, silver and gold).

There are very old pieces from the 16th and 17th century, but also newer works which give a good impression about the permanent changes and influences in the folk art. The artists reflect in their pieces traditions and customs of different geographical environments.

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima

The Central Reserve Bank Museum is home to an astonishing pre-Columbian exhibition, an amazing art gallery, the impressive Hugo Cohen Gold collection and a Folk Art exhibition.

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Folk Art Exhibition

Folk Art exhibition at the Central Reserve Bank Museum in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Folk Art Exhibition

Folk Art exhibition at the Central Reserve Bank Museum in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Folk Art Exhibition

Folk Art exhibition at the Central Reserve Bank Museum in Lima

Museo Banco Central de la Reserva Lima - Folk Art Exhibition

Folk Art exhibition at the Central Reserve Bank Museum in Lima

General Info

Street: Corner of Jr. Lampa & Jr. Ucayali
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima
Phone: (+511) 613-2000

Visitors Details

Opening Hours: Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat 10.00 am to 04.30 pm, Wed 10.00 am to 07.00 pm
Opening Hours: Sun 10.00 am to 13.00 pm
Opening Hours: Closed on 1st of January, Easter, 1st of May, 28th and 29th of July and 25th of December
Entrance Fees: Free

Comments  

#freddy2013-07-25 20:40
This gold collection named hugo Cohen will be open again next friday 26 after almost 2 years of remodelation it will show a new museography but always the same majestuosity of the ancient civilizations lambayeque-chimu .If you miss it you wouldnt have came to peru it is 2 blocks from the main square Ah there are another 3 different amazing exhibitions. dont miss it
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#Isaias Vera Bisso2016-07-05 11:15
Saludos cordiales:
Vamos a viajar un grupo de 10 personas y deseamos saber que necesitamos para conocer el Museo; pensamos ir el dia sabado 23 de Julio. Agradeceremos su respuesta;

Atentamente

Isaias Vera Bisso
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#Talia - Limaeasy2016-07-10 23:42
Hola Isaias, creo que no necesitan mucho más para entrar. Si desean un guía para el grupo, pueden llamar al siguiente número: 613-2000.
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