In the sixties of the 20th century, Miguel Mujica Gallo, the result of the continuous increase in its private collection made throughout his life, created a foundation that bears his name and which manages the equally created by him, the Gold Museum of Peru and weapons of the World, located in the district of Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru. The two-story building that contains this collection is made of reinforced concrete and its entrance is through a vault-style large of a bank safe.
Gold Of Peru :
The acquisition of the Peruvian contents, of more than seven thousand pieces, was inspired by the admiration for the history of Peru had this prominent collector in order to leave a legacy to this country of goldsmiths from ancient times, as homage to the Peruvian pre-Columbian cultures in its various manifestations containing materials such as precious metals like gold, silver and some of platinum, multiple textiles, ceramics, mummies, and other valuable objects of the time.
Weapons Of The World :
Proceeds from his numerous travels abroad, Miguel Mujica Gallo was also collecting different weapons in the world, the oldest dating from the 13th century. C. He was a regular buyer in all major auctions where any. Twenty thousand weapons of all times and countries are exhibited in the museum, than for quantity, quality, superb condition and the famous original holders of these parts can be considered one of the world's foremost in this specialty, product of the efforts of private collectors of the founder of this museum. In its environments, as well as weapons, can be seen war uniforms, horse saddles, armor, spurs and other objects that define the early through time and characters of history for more than three thousand and three hundred years.