Emilio Camps Cazorla, Diario de viaje

Edición comentada y anotada por Virginia Salve y Sonsoles Espinós


Portada del libro

Emilio Camps Cazorla. Journal of travel in Italy and France

Revised and annotated edition by Virginia Salvé y Sonsoles Espinós


Thursday, 5 November
Lecture Hall, 19:00
Free admission



  • Andrés Carretero, Director del MAN
  • Teresa Camps Blanco
  • XXXXXXX Pendiente de confirmar
  • Virginia Salve, Conservadora Jefe del Departamento de documentación del MAN
  • Sonsoles Espinós, Servicio de Publicaciones, INAP


The book presented is a revised and annotated edition of the Journal of travel in Italy and France, written in 1930 by Emilio Camps Cazorla, archeologist, art historian and curator of the Museo Arqueológico Nacional.

In these months of fall, now exactly 85 years ago, Camps undertook a journey of specialization to complete his academic studies and professional training.

Emilio Camps Cazorla

During that tour he not only drafted the journal but also compiled a large collection of postcards and took by himself some photographs to complete it. Both the original manuscript and the rest of the documentation donated by Teresa Camps Blanco, his daughter, has been unpublished and kept up concealed in this museum until now.

This project provides the opportunity to meet not only the edition of this book but all the related material that will be accessible in a thematic catalog online on the website of the Museum.Photographs, notes and drawings of the visited places, of the artworks and museums improve on the journal, which is also laden with idiosyncratic impressions and anecdotes.

Imagen de Italia

These are invaluable testimonies of an era: Europe moving on the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression after the Great Crash of 1929. They also show significant changes in the cultural heritage and the Italian cities in the early years of Mussolini regime and before the destruction of the Second World War.

This edition had been completed with a series of preliminary studies on the author, the context, looking to interest as many readers as possible and with the desire to become a kind of travel guide that based on 1930 data shows changes suffered by museums, monuments, places and establishments and the remains of them today.