LA MUSEOGRAFÍA EN CUSCO: DIFERENTES MUSEOS, DIFERENTES NARRATIVAS
MUSEOGRAPHY IN CUZCO: DIFFERENT MUSEUMS, DIFFERENT NARRATIVES
Richard L. Burger and Lucy C. Salazar (Perú)
This article will focus on four museums that currently function in the center of Cuzco, Peru. Each of these museums includes com- ponents dealing with the Inca culture, but the context and treatment of this subject varies radically between them. It will be argued that the museums provide alternative narratives that reflect the motives of the individuals responsible for their exhibitions and the audience that is being targeted. The four museums will be compared with each other not only in terms of their contrasting narratives but also in terms of the museographic techniques employed and the settings in which the collections are shown. It will be suggested that rather than being viewed as competing institutions of differing qualities, these museums can be treated as complementary, each providing a different vision of the Cuzqueño past and its relation to contemporary Cuzco.