It took two years of extensive renovations for the archaeological museum Tucume to reopen. Located in Lambayeque in the North of Peru, the museum now has more space and more modern features. It hopes to increase the number of visitors, domestic and foreign.
Director Bernanda Delgado expects Tucume to receive 53,000 visitors annually. He is sure that the cultural complex is distinctively different from other museums after the renovation. The new museum now is more interactive and playful.
Three new exhibit areas have been created. The main room will display an Inca ruler. Another area shows a hall of gods dedicated to the god Naylamp. The third area is linking pre-Hispanic and present time Peru. A highlight of the new exhibition is the jewels of the Lord of Tucume (Señor Tucume). They will be exhibited for the first time.
Magali Silva, Peru´s Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, says the “Tucume site museum is a source of pride to all Peruvians and we are very happy to have helped it become one of Latin America’s most modern cultural complexes.”