Lugar de la Memoria

Museum in Lima

An ambitious state project to preserve the memory of victims of violence during Peru's tumultuous period from 1980 to 2000. This new postmodernist museum is still in the process of implementation, but has traveling open-air exhibits in the meanwhile (check the website for details). Exhibits reflect on events and commemorate victims to help Peruvians heal and embrace a strong stance on human rights. It's directed especially at younger generations who didn't experience the period, but proves fascinating to non-nationals as well.