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Colombia at the British Museum

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The British Museum, in partnership with the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, is hosting a magnificent exhibition called ‘Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia’. The exhibition runs from 17 October 2013 through 23 March 2014.

Over 200 fascinating objects show the technologically advanced and sophisticated gold working techniques, including the use of an alloy composed of gold and copper, and the use of textiles, feathers, stones and ceramics. These beautiful and detailed works display a level of complex craftsmanship that perfectly marries art and skill, and show the differences in techniques and designs across the region in pre-Hispanic Colombia.

With the exhibition as stage, JUNA was proud to be part of the event on 28 November where Proexport (Colombian Embassy office of commerce) presented Colombia’s new international tourism campaign “Colombia, Magical Realism”. The campaign highlights unique experiences that tourists can enjoy in Colombian destinations, such as hiking on beaches in the midst of a parade of sea turtles, discovering a lost city, sailing with whales or visiting historic places immortalized in famous literary work


British Museum
www.britishmuseum.org

Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7323 8299

Opening Hours:
Every day 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Fridays until 8:30 p.m.)

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