The Museum

The Museum of Larimar

The museum of larimar is the second educational entity created by AMBAR NACIONAL – ABASA – of Santo Domingo. The objective of this entity, founded and managed by Jorge Caridad and his wife Arelis de Caridad, is to organize the most important chain of privately operated educational museum in the Dominican Republic. The cornerstone of this network is the world of Amber Museum in Santo Domingo, which opened its doors to the public on September 5 1996.

Employing a simple and accessible design, this new museum displays specimens, data and scientific details concerning larimar, the blue pectolite, the world’s only know deposits of which are located, as chance would have it, in the Dominican Republic.

Its colors – whites, grays, earth tones, rubies, greens, together with a panoply of azure shades (a multi-hued tonal range between sky-blue and sea-blue) – call to mind, symbolize and even reproduce the colors of the beautiful blue planet earth, that we all share as our common habitat.

In order to render a clearer understanding of this lovely, rare and spectacular mineral gem and provide a solid explanation of its mineral structure, the museum of larimar has employed varied contemporary muse graphic techniques to create tactile, visual and technologically-based exhibits.


A Dominican Treasure

The marvelous history that this museum presents is of a unique treasure unknown to the world at large. It is buried deep in the high and isolated mountains of the southwest region of the Dominican Republic; Where the tropical climate and exuberant vegetation create one of the loveliest landscapes on the island of Hispaniola.

It is Found within an explosion of gigantic trees, amid arbors of mangos, plantains, papaya, and serenaded by symphonies of orquids and hibiscus.


What is Fundarte?

It is a nonprofit institution that aims to promote activities that are framed in our indigenous roots.

Its main purpose is to teach the Dominican youth to create crafts based on true values, in such a way that our cultural identity is reflected upon each piece that is created during the learning process.


D. Jorge Caridad, Museum's Founder

El larimar es mucho más que una piedra verdiazulada con la que se producen joyas impresionantemente hermosas.

El pueblo dominicano tiene en esta piedra, parte de su propio perfil y parte de sus características nacionales. Desde lo más profundo de las minas en Bahoruco hasta el momento en que una persona, ya sea nacional o extranjera, adquiere una joya en oro o plata creada con larimar. el trayecto que transcurre pasa por la esencia de lo que somos como pueblo trabajador y esperanzado en el porvenir.

Creemos en la certidumbre de nuestro propio valor como estirpe humana capaz de generar las mejores condiciones para levantar hoy, con nuestras manos, el futuro.


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