Some of the exhibits on display
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Mexican and Peruvian artefacts go on display in Mexico City

16 July 2012 Last updated at 11:23 BST

"Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World" is a joint project by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History exhibiting 170 artefacts found in Mexico and Peru dating back to the 15th to 19th Centuries.

Colonial-era paintings, sculptures, room dividers and textiles are all on display at Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle.

David Cuen reports.