Thematic exhibition

After the neo-gothic castle, we then reach the 16th-century bastion, once inhabited by the Captain’s servants. Both here and on the new floor built during the restoration works of 1991 by clearing the ramparts, new interpretations are proposed of the pieces coming from Africa, the Americas and Oceania.
The exhibits on the second floor are the oldest, such as pre-colombian Peru earthenware, funeral burials between 100 A.D. and the conquest of the Incas. On the newly built first floor, after Mesoamerican civilisations, the descendants of North American indigenous peoples are represented, through the materials of the Indians of the Plains and the Hopi Indians from Arizona. The Australian, New Guinean and Polynesian cultures are then presented, thus turning the museum into a crossroad of glances, a communication between many voices, a place to develop new interpretations, overcoming stereotypes and conventions.
In these paths, the exhibits are a symbol of the complex historical and social relations, and the museum becomes a place where to raise issues and initiate processes, rather than a temple of classifications and mono-referential interpretations of reality.

Moche Civilization



Nasca-Tiawanaku Civilization

Lima-Sicán Civilization

Vetrina civiltà Lima

Chancay Civilization

Vetrina civiltà Chancay

Ica Civilization

Vetrina Ica

Chimù Civilization

Veestrina Chimu

Inca Civilization

vetrina civiltà Inca

Traditional tectiles of the Andes

Costa Rica


Teotihuacán Civilization

Aztec Civilization

 Maya of Copán

Lunardi' Room


Hopi Indians

Plains Indians (Canada)

Vetrina Indiani delle Pianure

Plains Indians (US)

Vetrina Indiani delle Pianure (America)
Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Aotearoa (Nuova Zelanda)


Viti Islands (Fiji Islands)