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    At the beginning of the 20th century, many prominent members of society were involved in building up private collections of objects belonging to Aboriginal groups. The interest was in owning these artefacts, which were chosen for their rarity and beauty. Those who extracted them were not scientists and therefore valuable information was lost and the materials were destroyed.

    Such a collection of 3,000 different pieces belonging to Dr. Alejandro Gancedo was the origin of this museum. In the first half of the 20th century, the brothers Emilio and Duncan Wagner were in charge of excavations, in which they rescued numerous objects from ancient cultures that inhabited the territory (pots, pucos, pottery sherds, arrowheads, funerary urns), which notably increased the old collection.

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