The Incas called it "the sun's beads", while the Spanish were only interested in its material value. The mythology of Inca gold is rooted in the irreconcilability of these two value systems. In this exhibition, the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site takes up where "IncaGold" (2004/2005) left off, presenting several new exhibits shedding insights into the civilizations of the Incan and pre-Incan periods.
The key exhibits come from the Larco Museum in Lima and Cusco, owner of the world's largest private collection of ancient Peruvian art. Other unique exhibits have been provided by the Musée des Jacobins in Auch (France), the Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. The museums in Vienna and Hildesheim are known all over the world for their collections, and the Musée des Jacobins in Auch is home to one of France's largest collections of Pre-Columbian art. Musée de l'Armée, Paris, has lent Spanish weapons and horse armor once used by the conquistadors.
"Inca – Gold. Power. God." at the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site is an exhibition with world-class exhibits of a kind never seen before. The exhibition devotes special attention to the Spanish conquest of South America by Francisco Pizarro. 220 exhibits provide fascinating glimpses of the worlds of the Incas and their predecessors, exploring what happened when these worlds collided with 16th-century European culture.
Standard 15 €/ Reduced rate 13 € / Children and young people until 18 years, pupils and students until 27 years with student card: Admission free
Normal 15 € / Ermäßigt 13 € / Kinder, Jugendliche bis 18 Jahre sowie Schüler und Studenten bis 27 Jahre mit Ausweis: Eintritt frei
Tarif normal 15 € / Tarif réduit 13 € / Enfants et jeunes jusqu'à 18 ans élèves et étudiants jusqu'à 27 ans avec badge: entrée libre
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