Monday, April 7, 2014

Entrance to Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

Inside the large underground art museum was a vault-like door that is the entrance to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.  It is a museum within a museum.

Maybe the underground location of the museum, besides creating space for a plaza above ground, was also considered a good design for security reasons.  Art thieves can't break in or out of windows if there are no windows.

I will show photos of the collection beginning tomorrow.

This week we have photos of the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I think it is wonderful that art work and artifacts are considered so valuable that a vault is necessary.

Sharon Anck said...

Those are certainly some secure looking doors!

Judy said...

Once they shut those big vault doors, I think everything is safe. I like those gleaming floors.

Lowell said...

Looks like a very special place; and not only is configured against thieves but I'd guess the temperature is more conducive to protecting the various pieces of art.

Lois said...

These museums are wonderful and I find it interesting that they are underground!

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