Andes Collection

About us コレクション概要



Tokai University keeps some of the most precious artifacts of ancient civilizations. Among them, “Artifacts of Prehistoric Civilization of Andes (Andes Collection in short)”, is one of the largest pre-Colombian collections in Japan. The collection consists of pottery, textile, metal and wooden artifacts, and the total number is approximately 2000.

The Institute of Civilization Research at Tokai University has begun its project, “Structural improvement program for Tokai University cultural heritage,” since 2017, and we have been working on archiving, restoration, and conservation on the important heritage of mankind.

We wish to share the information of long-lost civilization in this HP, for opening access to our collection is a mission of a university as a place of integrated knowledge.