Museo Santa Clara2017-03-22
The history of the Museo Santa Clara covers more than 360 years since its construction in 1647. The church and convent of the Clarisas nuns witnessed all the historical events of the nation and in 1983 is given as a museum to all Colombians.
The Santa Clara Museum is a public institution whose objective is to research, preserve, disseminate and exhibit the cultural processes of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, in the perspective of the construction of the identity of the Colombians.
The museum preserves the original decoration of the church composed of Baroque altarpieces, 17th and 18th century oil paintings, stewed and polychromatic bulk images, mural painting and Mudejar lattices. In total there are more than 140 pieces, not to mention the rich mural painting and the Embovedado, with more than 950 flowers of five leaves – pentafolias – carved in wood and covered in gold foil. This is why it is considered one of the most important architectural and artistic jewels of the colonial period of the country.
The museum has areas of management, conservation, curatorship, education, administration, museology and communications, all aimed at developing the objectives of the Ministry of Culture in the field of the generation and preservation of culture in Colombia. He works in close administrative unit with the Colonial Museum.
Visiting the Santa Clara Museum is immersed in the experience of Baroque representation from the 17th and 18th centuries. Its architecture, images and decorations give an account of the social and cultural dynamics of the colonial era.