Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Lonely Planet review for Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Exquisite pottery from most major pre-Columbian cultures is the backbone of Santiago's best museum, the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. As well as dozens of intricately molded anthropomorphic vessels, star exhibits include hefty Mayan stone stele and a fascinating Andean textile display. More unusual are the wooden vomit spatulas used by Amazonian shamans before taking psychoactive powders. At the time of writing, the museum was closed while it was undergoing a major expansion; it is set to reopen in 2013. Check the museum's website for updates.