In 1939 the Bank of the Republic began helping to protect the archaeological patrimony of Colombia. The object known as Poporo Quimbaya was the first one in a collection. It has been on exhibition for 65 years.
The Gold Museum (from the Spanish El Museo del Oro) is a museum located in Bogota, Colombia.
The museum houses the famous Muisca's golden raft found in Pasca, Colombia, that represents the El Dorado ceremony.
The heir to the chieftaincy assumed power with a great offering to the gods.
In this representation he is seen standing at the centre of a raft, surrounded by the principal chieftains, all of them adorned with gold and feathers.
The museum has a collection of 50,000 pieces. On the first floor is the museum's main entrance, the shop and a restaurant, The Gold Museum Restaurant and Cafe.
The exposition continues on the third floor, with The Flying Chamanic and The Offering.
The first shows the process of Chaman's Ceremony with its different gold pieces, the second is divided into three parts; the Offering Room, the Offering Boat and the Lake.
At the end of the exposition there's a Profunditation Room with artistic videos about the most important gold pieces of the museum.