Located within the 16th-century village of Altos de Chavón in the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas boasts its own archaeological museum. Formed in 1981, the Altos de Chavon Archaeological Regional Museum houses an astonishing collection of indigenous artifacts related to a time span from 4,000 BC to 1503 DC, including the Spanish conquest.
All told, the collection includes more than 3,000 pieces and is regarded as one of the world’s leading assemblages of the Dominican Republic’s Taino culture. Adding to the museum’s prestigious reputation is the recent appointment of new museum director Margarita González, who brings nearly four decades of experience to this position.
“We are thrilled to bring Margarita’s wealth of expertise to the Altos de Chavon Archaeological Regional Museum,” said Jason Kycek, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Casa de Campo. “In our search for this position, we looked for someone that exuded both knowledge and passion about the history of the Dominican Republic, and Margarita brings just that and so much more. Through Margarita’s vast experience, she is a proven educator for both the Casa de Campo and Dominican Republic communities.”
González’s many professional accomplishments include coordinating four international UNESCO/ICOM congresses for the study and defense of cultural heritage. She held past management positions like curator of the Museum of Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico City, director of the Music Museum in Santo Domingo and director of the Museum of Telecommunications in Santo Domingo. Before her new appointment, González also served as director of the Viceregal Alcazar de Colon Museum in the colonial zone of Santo Domingo and Ponce de Leon’s Colonial House in Higüey.
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