The construction of the Grand Museum of Tawantinsuyu will be located on a 500-acre site near the Sacsayhuaman fortress in southeastern Peru’s Cusco region and it will require an investment worth US$ 100 million, said Cusco’s regional governor, Jorge Tito Acurio.
Acurio notes the museum building will not cover the whole area, but also it will be used for a large cultural park that symbolizes the presence of the thirteen provinces of Cusco.
Indeed, he said the museum will not only host Inca artifacts belonging to Machu Picchu site, delivered to Peru by Yale university, but also all the original paintings that are scattered in the temples of the Cusco region.
The regional governor stressed that in four months the 500-acre site will be handed to the Peruvian Culture Ministry for launching an international competition in order to select designing projects and make investment studies for the construction of this museum.
Authorities pointed to the said major museum which will be inaugurated by the end of 2014.
Photo credtis: Percy Hurtado