In this 1943 speech, delivered on “Radio Nacional”, José Sabogal praises the cultural and technological accomplishments witnessed on a recent trip to the United States, and argues that Peru needs to preserve its culture by building a museum for ancient, colonial, and modern art and culture, an argument inspired by the great museums he visited in the United States. Sabogal begins his radio address in Lima by describing the visual impact of both the geographic and technological monuments of the United States. Sabogal explains that the United States’ greatest achievements are its skyscrapers, bridges, elevators, plumbing, and electricity. However, he also greatly admires its museums, and how it has preserved American native culture, including that of Peru, as well as the cultures of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Sabogal recommends an initiative to collect and display all of the pre-colonial cultures of the hemisphere within a single museum (a project which could be realized in the United States because, he notes, it possesses the best collections of these artifacts). But, he ends by calling for the creation of an “integral” museum in Lima, which would house ancient Indian art, “Mediterranean era” art (i.e., colonial), and contemporary art.