El Lugar De Las Memorias De Perú, inaugurated in Lima in December 2015, is a museographic space that relates 20 years of violence in Peru and has received 28,400 visitors so far this year, a record since its opening.
According to information from El País, the predominant audience is under 30 years old, that is, people who have not lived through the 1980-2000 period, which left around 70,000 people dead and 20,329 missing, according to the National Registry of Missing Persons of the Ministry of Justice.
“The museographic script presents on three floors a synthesis of what happened: the country went through extreme violence since 1980, when the terrorist and Maoist group Sendero Luminoso took up arms against the newly reinstated democracy. In 1982, a Guevarist group emerged, the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, active until 1997. Both were responsible for 54% of the victims of the conflict. The democratic governments first entrusted the police and then the armed forces with the responsibility of fighting the armed groups, despite not knowing the enemy”, said El País.
El Lugar De Las Memorias De Perú began to take shape in 2009, thanks to a donation from the German Government for the construction of the building. It was finally inaugurated in 2015 by the then President Ollanta Humala.
According to numbers from El País, this museum received 42,325 visitors in 2016; and in 2017, 70,537.