Exhibition: Beyond El Dorado: Power & Gold in Ancient Colombia


The British Museum has teamed up with Colombia’s Museo del Oro (“Gold Museum”) to put together a dazzling exhibition that examines the truth behind the enduring myth of El Dorado, the legendary “Lost City of Gold”, and explore Colombia’s rich cultural heritage. The exhibition  “Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia” features over 300 objects (many of them on loan from Bogotá) and sheds some light on the lives, traditions, art and craftsmanship of Colombia’s indigenous Pre-Columbian cultures, such as the Tairona, Quimbaya and Muisca.

An example of Tairona gold craftsmanship (Image credit: The Independent)

An example of Tairona gold craftsmanship (Image credit: The Independent)

The exhibition will run from 17th October 2013 to 23rd March 2014 and is sponsored by Julius Bär. More information about the exhibition, ticket prices and opening times can be found on the British Museum’s website.

EDIT: Looking for reviews of this exhibition? Check out The Guardian’s article, “British Museum strikes gold with El Dorado show”!

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