About the museum


On July 4, 2013, the master Máximo Laura founded the first Museum of Contemporary Textile Art in Peru and he decided to locate it in Cusco, the Historical Capital of Peru, declared a “Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1983”. For the first time, the Máximo Laura Museum, with the exhibition of his more important masterpieces, opens the doors for Cusco and for the world, in the house of the great artist from Cusco, the sculptor Edilberto Mérida Rodríguez, located in he monumental neighborhood of San Blas belonging to the historical center of the Inca city. On October 10 of the same year, the Museum finally began the official operation with the legal recognition of the municipality of Cusco, which culminated in a great event with the participation of personalities from Cusco and abroad, including Sasha McInnes,

founder of Puchka Peru Textile Tours. In July 2017, the Museum moved to Santa Catalina Ancha street, 304, half a block from the main square of Cusco, in a monumental colonial building with authentic Inca walls. Since then, the Máximo Laura Museum has become the institution most preferred by tourists, obtaining in 2019 the certificate of excellence from trip advisor and being among the top five establishments preferred by visitors to the historic capital of Peru.


Being the work of Master Máximo Laura, the most important cultural reference of the ancestral textile legacy, our vision is to be the most representative Museum and Gallery of contemporary textile art in Peru and the Andean world.


The Máximo Laura Museum is a private limited company dedicated to the museum exhibition and the commercialization of works of art of the author; it provides cultural services related to textile art with workshops, permanent and temporary exhibitions in its Museum and Gallery located in Cusco, Peru, Historical capital of America and in various galleries of the world to spread the contemporary Peruvian  culture from the specialty of the textile art that comes to be the most important manifestation of the ancestral legacy

New Challenge

To have the first museum of contemporary textile art in Perú, the historical capital of Milenary Civilization, is a significant task that requires much responsibility. Textile art in south america is one of the most important arts that has not lost continuity in its designs and colors since precolumbian man began to manufacture their garments and blankets, allowing them to face the diversity of climates in the diverse ecological  levels that the andes mountains, the amazon, and the sea coasts offered.

Contemporary weavers continue to use the same materials that cultures used more than five thousand years ago, such as peruvian cotton, considered one of the best in the world, alpaca wool, and other vegetable  

fibers such as cabuya (agave), along with a variety of fibers that arrived from the west. It is nourished by ancestral technology and shows off using an exquisite palette of colors from dyes extruded from nature that allows us to appreciate soft and sober colors.  

From a conceptual and thematic point of view, contemporary textile art, especially that of máximo laura, is closely linked to the ideological components of ancestry built by our ancestors concerning the precolumbian cosmovision and epistemology that, through color and dreamlike and surrealistic forms, are constituted in a particular language that transmits not only emotions but also stories, social facts  

and describes with beauty a theory of knowledge and a particular conception of life, nature and the cosmos, where man is a recreator of the tremendous universal fabric. Like all the arts, the textile artist fulfills the objective of putting a concrete model of nature and life.