Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí

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Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí
Museo Barbier-Mueller de Arte Precolombino
Barbier-Mueller Pre-Columbian Art Museum
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logo of the Museum
Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí is located in Catalonia
Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí
Location in Catalonia, Spain
EstablishedMay 27, 1997
LocationMontcada, 14
Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates41°23′06″N 2°10′51″E / 41.38493°N 2.180864°E / 41.38493; 2.180864
TypeArt museum
Specialising in pre-Columbian artworks and artefacts
Public transit accessMetro line 4 (Jaume I station) or
line 1 (Urquinaona station)
Museu Barbier Mueller from Carrer Montcada

The Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí (its local name in Catalan; also known in Spanish: Museo Barbier-Mueller de Arte Precolombino, and in English: Barbier-Mueller Pre-Columbian Art Museum) was the only museum in Europe devoted exclusively to the artistic legacy of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas. It was located in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, Spain. The museum was established in 1997 to house the pre-Columbian art collection formerly held by its parent museum, the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Genève, Switzerland, which was loaned to the city of Barcelona. In 2012, the museum was unable to reach a purchase agreement with the collection's owner Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller. Subsequently, the world's most important Pre-Columbian collection in private hands (according to El País) was split and auctioned at Southeby's on 22 March 2013.[1]


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