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Birth of the Museum

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The Museum of America was created by Government Decree on April 19, 1941 with the purpose of assembling collections of American archeology and ethnology, so that they could be known, admired and studied not only by researchers, but by the general public, in an attractive and understandable way.

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While constructing the building in the area of Moncloa-Ciudad Universitaria, the Museum of America opened its rooms in the National Archaeological Museum. There The Museum was located there between 1944 and 1965, when it finally was inaugurated in the current venue.

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