In 1962, the Austral
University bought the house where the Museum
now stands, allowing then the transformation
of this big mansion to the headquarters
of the "Maurice Van de Maele Historical
and Anthropological Museum", founded
on February 17th, 1956.
Maurice Van de Maele was a German colonist
who during 30 years, dedicated himself to
the gathering and protection of the Tenth
Region Historical Heritage.
The house was built in 1870. It was then
restored in 1968, according to a project
elaborated by the architect Sergio Anwandter
Böttcher, direct descendent of Maurice
Van de Maele. It was declared Historical
Monument by a Ministry of Education's Act,
on October 29th, 1981.
Its director, Leonor Adam, is now making
the necessary efforts to create a didactical
hall and a store.
One of the most remarkable departments of
the Museum is the one of restoration; where
there are constantly being repaired the
collection's pieces. What captures the attention
are the suits kept on the interior and that,
as a rare exception, are shown here on the
video prepared by nuestro.cl.
Los Laureles n/n, Isla Teja.
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