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What to do in Barranco: Museums

Few years ago, Barranco increased its list of museums with some 'international' museums as Mario Testino Museum (MATE), or the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), which shows some of the best works of the renowned Peruvian fashion photographer - in the first case - and several of the most famous contemporary artists - in the second.

Let us now go quickly these spaces and some of the exhibition halls that have also increased their number in the district due to (let's say) its recognition as a bohemian and fashionable neighborhood among the new generation of young artists from Lima.

Mario Testino Museum (MATE)

According to MATE website, this beautiful area, located in the limits of Barranco and Chorrillos, was founded in 2012 by Mario Testino, as a non-profit institution with the aim of contributing to Peru, improving and promoting its legacy and culture on either sides of the border.

In this regards, the institution offers help to emerging Peruvian artists, who live abroad, and annually invites to Peruvian photographer to London in order to participate in a six-week residency program at the Delfina Foundation. The exterior of the Museum, has been the stage of many presentations - news and consecrated artists - and avant-garde musical bands.

In the permanent collection we will find photographs of muses of Mario Testino: Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, and the latest photos that were taken to the Princess Diana of Wales.

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You can also visit the collection of portraits of Peruvian natural Cusco, called Alta Moda, which investigated the traditions and the history of photography in Peru. SCHEDULE: Tue-Sat 11:00 a.m. at 8:00 p.m. General admission S / 15, S / 5 (students), S / 10 (over 65 years). For children under 12 years old, admission is free. Adress: Av. Pedro de Osma 409. Telephone: +51 (01) 200 5400. facebook.com/MuseoMATE/

* There is a ticket with which you can visit 3 museums: MATE, MOsma and MAC available in all this 3 musems by S / 32.

Pedro de Osma Museum (MOsma)

On the same avenue, close to the Mario Testino Museum, we can find this museum that has been raised in an outstanding beau arts mansion owned from the deceased philanthropist and collector Pedro de Osma Gildemeister.

Inside, we will visit one of the most important collections of Peruvian art, especially with Cusco and Ayacucho crafts, composed of paintings, altarpieces, religious figures, jewelry, among others.

According to their website, after the death of the patriarch of the family, their heirs create Pedro and Angelica of Osma Foundation, which has - among other objectives - the mission of preserving, investigating and disclosing the Pedro de Osma's collection through tradional strategies and technological resources.

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Moreover, the Foundation promotes appreciation of the Peruvian viceroyal art; promoting knowledge and study of the viceroyal culture; and developing artistic talents and creative dialogues with local communities. SCHEDULE: Tue-Sun 10 am to 6 pm. General admission S / 20, S / 10 (students), S / 10 (over 65 years). Av. Pedro de Osma 421. Phone: +51 (01) 467 0063. Free guided tours: 10.00; 11.45; 13.30 (not available on Sundays); 14.30; and 16.15. Facebook.

Museum of Comtemporay Art (MAC)

"This year the collections have increased with the incorporation of recent works from national and international masters, we already have a library and documentation center with more than 7,000 volumes, exhibitions of famous foreign and Peruvian artists, lectures, workshops, colloquiums, art courses, fairs and lounges, and other activities are scheduled, which details can be found on the museum website".

With these words, director of MAC, Álvaro Roca-Rey, describes some features of this space of characteristic of Barranco, that was inaugurated in 2013 in Av. Grau 1511.

MAC has an important collection of modern and contemporary art - national and international - dating from 1950.

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Inside their facilities and the extensive outdoor space covered with lawn, takes places all kinds of events: concerts, comic book fairs, courses, presentations of major brands, children's birthday, among others. SCHEDULE: Tue-Sun 10 am to 6 pm. General admission S / 10, S / 6 (students and over 65). Sundays admission is free for canyoning. Av. Grau 1511. Telephone: +51 (01) 514 6800. Contact: contacto@maclima.pe. facebook.com/museomaclima/

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Museum of Electricity

Near to Plaza de Barranco (or Municipal Park) we'll find a free modest museum that although it is not so "spectacular" their predecessors, it contains an interesting collection of machines, models or electrical equipment that describes the history of the Peruvian energy development.

Its striking front is a current work from the artist Carlos Pinao (August 2016) in honor of Santiago Antunez de Mayolo. It was sponsored by the Council of Science and Technology of Peru (CONCYTEC, by its acronym in spanish) . SCHEDULE: Mon-Sun 09.00 to 17.00. Free entrance. Av. Pedro de Osma 105. Telephone: +51 (01) 477 6577. Contact: museoelectri@speedy.com.pe. Facebook (unofficial)

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In the next post we will see some of the art galleries that have been proliferating in Barranco.

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