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Ethnographic Museum: photos, description (Museo delle Culture Estraeuropee)

Ethnographic Museum, Rimini after closing in 2000, the year again opened its doors to the public, this time in the Villa, Alvardo in the area of Covignano. This is one of the main Italian museums entirely dedicated to the ethnological and archaeological aspects of the diverse peoples of Africa, Oceania, pre-Columbian America and partly Asia. After its reopening in December 2005, the year the Museum received a new name - "Ethnographic collections of Rimini. The Museum degli Sguardi". The initiator of this renaming was the French anthropologist Marc Age.

Today the Museum's collections are housed in old and very valuable from an architectural point of view, building 1721, the year of construction Villa, designed to Giovanni Antonio Alvarado, who was a personal Secretary of the Spanish Emperor Charles VI in Italy. The Villa was restored on the initiative of the municipality of Rimini. Now it holds about seven thousand artefacts belonging to the Museum. Interestingly, before the Villa was part of another Museum Delle Grazie, which since 1928, the year was located in the Franciscan cloister. It holds items collected by Franciscan friars in their missions, some of which later became the property of the ethnographic Museum. Especially valuable are the exhibits relating to the history of the tribes of pre-Columbian America, which many were scattered throughout the vast American continent before its conquest by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Recently in the Museum's collection was also handed over priceless artifacts from the Amazon basin.