Peru: Lima Art Museum receives 10,500 visitors in one week after reopening

Isabel Guerra

The Museo de Arte de Lima (Lima Art Museum) reopened last week, after being closed for almost two years during which it went through remodeling and modernizing of its infrastructure and its building, the historical Palacio de la Exposición.

In only eight days, the Museum has received some 10,500 visitors; only on Sunday 3,200 showed up, beating its record of unique visitors in one day.

Sundays are promotional days, when the entrance fee costs only one sol (S/. 1); with that payment visitors can visit the three new temporal exhibitions; Mario Testino’s “Portraits,” Camilo Blas paintings and the Jequetepeque pre-Columbian pottery “De Cupisnique a los Incas.”

However, the second floor of the museum is still temporarily closed, waiting for the second stage of remodeling, which will cost some S/. 12 million (US $4 million approximately).

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