Pre-Columbian Collection

This gallery closed in 2010 in order to reconstruct the space in a modem design to better align with new standards for museums, in addition to a lack of new selection to display. In 2008, 2009, 2010, Museo graciously received numerous archaeological pieces donated by the Mary Lanius, Rita Blood worth, and Irving Tragen collections that greatly complemented and enhanced Museo’s original collection. During this period of closure, Museo staff has been working to fulfill the constant requests of Museo visitors and the community to reopen this treasured gallery.

Collections with Nathan Bufe
The collections department’s main focus in 2017 has been completing a full inventory of the collection. I’m happy to report that with the help of my dependable interns and volunteers, the inventory has been finished on schedule. Museo’s collection consists of 3391 items.  This inventory enables a bulk appraisal in the near future. These accomplishments, along with my long-term plan to further enhance our organization system with printed tags, updated software, better photographs and improved textile and painting storage systems, should help keep Museo’s collection ordered and preserved for future generations.