Sunday, July 17, 2011

Anthropology Museum at UTEC

On my most recent trip to San Salvador, I was introduced to a museum I had never visited before. It is the Anthropology Museum at the Technological University of El Salvador (UTEC). It's a museum on the urban campus of this university which seems to have gone under the radar of any guidebook written for visitors to San Salvador. This two story museum offers an overview of society and culture in El Salvador from pre-Colombian times up to the present. You can see a number of photos from the museum, as well as its hours and address at this link. Admission is free.

While the museum is much smaller than the excellent Guzman National Museum of Anthropology, it covers some aspects of culture which the Guzman does not, including an insightful exhibit on the history of migration in the Americas.

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