Museum Pedro de Osma

Museum Pedro de OsmaMuseum Pedro de Osma
Museo Pedro de Osma

Museum Pedro de Osma

Located in the old and traditional district of Barranco, is the Museum Pedro de Osma. The Museum has one of the best painting collections in Peru with pieces dating back to the 16th century. The paintings from well-known artists are on linen cloth, metal, wood, glass and leather. Antique pieces of furniture, silver, sculptures and textiles are as well part of the collection.

Don Pedro de Osma Gildemeister laid the foundation of the Museum Pedro de Osma with his personal collection. He had remarkable knowledge of the Peruvian art and gradually gathered various exquisite objects reflecting Peruvian art ranging from the 16th to the 19th century. All pieces were kept in the large family house in Barranco, arranged in a tight exhibition (style of the European palace museums in the 19th century).

Paintings Gallery

The Museum Pedro de Osma has paintings from well-known artists on linen cloth, metal, wood, glass and leather. Some of them date back to the 16th century. The collection includes religious images, portraits and scenery from Peru (Cuzco, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Trujillo, etc.). There are paintings from the "Alto Peru", Bolivia, Quito, Mexico, Spain, Germany and Italy.

Pedro de Osma Museum - paintings

The Museum Pedro de Osma exhibits paintings from well-known artists on linen cloth, metal, wood, glass and leather.

Pedro de Osma Museum - paintings

16th century painting exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - paintings

Colonial painting with Maria and baby Jesus displayed at the Museo Pedro de Osma in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - paintings

Maria and Jesus painting from Colonial times exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum

Pedro de Osma Museum - paintings

16th century painting exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Sculptures Gallery

The collection of sculptures and carvings is unique. Materials like wood, stone, ivory and glued fabrics have been used by the artists. Some of the ivory pieces are from Europe. Remarkable are the two antique altars, other beautiful altarpieces, a baptismal font, various columns, the tabernacles and carvings.

Pedro de Osma Museum - sculptures

The sculpture collection at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima is unique

Pedro de Osma Museum - sculptures

Sculpture techniques during Colonial times in Peru were influenced by the Sevillian baroque aesthetic as can be seen at this example exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - sculptures

Sculpture exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - sculptures

Sculpture displayed at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Silver Art Gallery

The Silver Gallery of the Pedro de Osma Museum presents a good selection of silver pieces for religious or domestic use including masks (crafted with different techniques) for religious purposes. Within the collection are an important number of objects with delicate lacy metal ornamentation (made from twisted wire in silver).

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

The Silver Gallery of the Pedro de Osma Museum presents a good selection of silver pieces for religious or domestic use

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

Silver "basket" exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

Silver decorative piece exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

Silver plaque eshibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

One of the biggest desires of the Foundation formed by Pedro and Angelica de Osma, was to give to the country an exhibition room only for silver art (Plateria), based on the collection gathered by Don Pedro de Osma.

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

Beautiful silver book stand exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

Altar piece displaed at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

Finely crafted cross displayed at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - Silver Gallery

Pedro de Osma Museum in Barranco, Lima

Furniture Gallery

The Museum Pedro de Osma possesses a variety of vice regal and republican furniture, closets, tables, decorated cabinets, leather trunks and so on. Very exclusive is the collection of wooden furniture with inlays of pearls and shells. Some of the pieces still have their original surface finishing (natural fine wood) others are preserved with beautiful paintings.

Pedro de Osma Museum - furniture

Beautifully decorated Bargueño, a portable desk made of wood with small drawers for storing supplies and papers, exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Barranco.

Pedro de Osma Museum, Lima - furniture

Beautiful gavetero (chest of drawers) displayed at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum, Lima - furniture

Colonial cabinet exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - furniture

Colonial Bargueño, a portable desk made of wood with small drawers for storing supplies and papers, exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Barranco.

Engravings and Books Gallery

The Pedro de Osma Museum conserves a selected collection of Peruvian and European engravings. The most important ones are:

  • San Martín de Porres in his infirmary (century XVII )
  • Juan Bernabe Palomino - Genealogy of the Incas
  • Genealogy of the Incas

Pedro de Osma Museum - books

The Pedro de Osma Museum in Barranco exhibits a greta selection of antique books.

Pedro de Osma Museum - books

Antique book dispkayed at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum - Engravings

Engraving of San Martin de Porres in his infirmary from the 17th century displayed at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Pedro de Osma Museum, Barranco

"The Genealogy of the Incas" exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

Textile Gallery

The museum displays an interesting selection of Peruvian carpets. Especially the one from Cajamarca is standing out. The collection of religious ornaments is extensive and even if you're not the biggest fan you'll be enjoying the beautiful pieces!

Pedro de Osma Museum - textiles

The Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima is home to an interesting colonial textile gallery

Pedro de Osma Museum - textiles

The Museo Pedro de Osma displays an extensive collection of religious ornaments.

Pedro de Osma Museum - textiles

Beautifully decorated textile exhibited at the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima

The Founder - Museum Pedro de Osma

Pedro de Osma was born on the 4th of May 1901 and passed away on the 18th September of 1967. He studied law at the University of San Marcos. The pictures below show Pedro and Angelica de Osma Gildemeister. In the middle a picture of the Osma family.

Pedro de Osma Museum lima

Angelica Osma

Pedro de Osma Museum

The Osma family

Pedro de Osma Museum Lima

Pedro de Osma Gildemeister (1901 - 1967)

General Info

Street: Av. Pedro de Osma 423
District: Barranco
City: Lima
Region: Lima
Phone: (+511) 467-0141 or 467-0063

Visitors Details

Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 10.00 am to 06.00 pm
Entrance Fees: Adults: S/. 20, Children: S/. 10
Entrance Fees Info: Guided tours in Spanish and English included in price

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