Museum Chronology

Since the beginning of the Archaeological Project, managers Ricardo Morales and Santiago Uceda saw the need to build an on-site museum.  The museum would display the material wealth that has been recorded and preserved at the site, thanks to the valiant and patient work of the team of archaeologists and conservationists. Thus, in 2006, the Pyramids of the Moche Valley Board, with funds from the Backus Foundation and Minera Barrick, hired specialists to develop the project and the Moche Temples Museum. This project is being executed by the National University of Trujillo and the Pyramids of the Moche Valley Board, and has become, after 20 years of uninterrupted work, one of the most successful archaeological projects in the world.

In 2007, thanks to the efforts of Congressman Dr. Luis Alva Castro, the Presidency of the Republic awarded 10 million soles to the National University of Trujillo to build a museum.

The Moche Pyramids Museum is a space for culture. It consists of four main elements: the exhibition rooms, the communal area, the research center and the theater. As we can see, is not only a museum for the exhibition of objects found in the excavation, but also a center for research and community development.

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This website has been produced thanks to financing from:
Fondoempleo - Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon Archaeological Project - National University of Trujillo - Pyramids of the Moche Valley Board
Translation: Elizabeth Pratt
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March 2011