Casa Moreno. Archivo de Arte Español (1893-1953). Madrid. Museo Arqueológico Nacional. Exposición de orfebrería y ropas de culto. Sala de la Exposición. Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España

Exposición "Orfebrería y Ropas de Culto"

En el Archivo del Museo Arqueológico Nacional se ha localizado un grupo de 311 fichas catalográficas referidas a objetos de plata que formaron parte de la Exposición de Orfebrería y Ropas de Culto de 1941, organizada por la Comisaría del Servicio de Defensa del Patrimonio Artístico Nacional. Las fichas se pueden consultar ahora junto con la guía de la exposición, en la que trabajaron, entre otros, Joaquín María Navascués, Inspector General de Museos, y los conservadores Emilio Camps Cazorla y Felipa Niño Más.

Librería Gaspar y Roig de los editores cuando se expone El Museo Universal, 1867

The National Archaeological Museum in the Press

The National Archaeological Museum has made headlines since it first opened. The press catalogue contains more than 1,150 entries from 1869 to 1934, making it possible to consult these records and discover the history of our museum from the perspective of different journalistic publications, including La Época, La Correspondencia, La Esfera, El Imparcial, Las Ocurrencias and El Heraldo de Madrid.

Vasos griegos 3D en la Sala de Grecia

Greek Vases in 3D

The MAN collection of Greek vases represents the full range of Greek pottery production over the most brilliant centuries of its history. We have selected the thirty best pieces from the collection to present in 3D images; thirty vases of exceptional quality, showing the variety of periods, forms, functions, styles and iconography in our collection.

Templo de Dougga

Tunisia in Sepia: Photographs Shown at the 1892 European History Exhibition

This catalogue contains a series of albumen prints that were brought to the National Archaeological Museum in 1892 to be displayed in the European History Exhibition, organised to mark the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America, and later donated by their exhibitor, the Bey of Tunis.

These photographs, taken during the mid-to-late 19th century, show different aspects of Tunisia in those days, from archaeological ruins and monuments to cityscapes and religious, civil or military monuments, many of which have since been altered or vanished.

Salas de Hispania Romana

Roman Portraiture

Portraits were an essential part of Roman culture and one of its greatest contributions to art. The portrait was the image of power, of those who decided the fate of the empire, but it also showed the human side of its inhabitants, the citizens. Portraiture spread to every Roman province and represented all social classes, from patricians and senators to freedmen and lowly provincial magistrates.

Barco Cittá di Genova y postal desde Roma

Record of a journey to Italy and France in 1930: Emilio Camps’s postcards

This catalogue presents the collection of 1,250 postcards and the journal of a study trip to Italy and France made in 1930 by Emilio Camps Cazorla, curator of the National Archaeological Museum. The postcards bought on the journey, and the photographs taken by Camps himself and inserted in the journal or developed in postcard size , and the actual journal, with its handwritten text and drawings, are an exceptional document bringing us closer to the historical, political, social and cultural context of that time.

Siret Archive

The National Archaeological Museum holds the personal archive of Belgian archaeologist Louis Siret, considered one of the most important document collections for the study of Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age sites in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula. The constant, precise work carried out by Louis Siret with his brother Henri and foreman Pedro Flores is reflected in the documentation archived in over 70 boxes and 18 folders, which was digitised and catalogued from the museum archive between 2006 and 2014.


Re-excavating La Bastida and Campico de Lébor in the MAN

This catalogue includes the photographs, field notebooks and drawings of the Siret and Martínez Santa-Olalla collections conserved in the National Archaeological Museum related with the Argaric site in La Bastida, Totana, Murcia, excavated by Siret in 1886 and again in successive campaigns directed by Martínez Santa-Olalla between 1944 and 1950. It also includes the collection of documents related with the Chalcolithic site in Campico de Lébor, also in the municipality of Totana in Murcia, excavated in the season of 1944 by the same team as La Bastida.

Museo Español de Antigüedades

The National Archaeological Museum in the "Museo Español de Antigüedades"

Presenting the pages of the Museo Español de Antigüedades, (Spanish Museum of Antiquities, an important 19th-century magazine) which reproduce pieces then being added to the MAN’s collection. The museum’s philosophy and contents have changed over the course of its history, and the objects then making up its ethnographic section now belong to the collections of more appropriate museums, so this catalogue provides a different picture of the National Archaeological Museum at a time when archaeology, art and ethnography were all within the scope of a more general institution.

Corona de Recesvinto

Treasures of the MAN

The exhibition Treasures of the MAN was held because of the MAN closing for works from 2008 to 2011. Located in the museum’s old rooms, remodelled with a new museum presentation, it showed over 300 pieces of great historic and cultural value. Its aim was to continue to offer visitors the chance to see the most important works in its collections and to be able to attend cultural activities related with them. This catalogue contains the selection of pieces in that exhibition grouped according to cultural period.

Latin American Numismatic Heritage

Comprising nearly 7,000 pieces, the coins issued in the Americas form part of one of the largest collections held in the museum’s Coin Cabinet. This catalogue begins with the series struck during the colonial period, which were progressively joined by national issues as the different countries gained independence.


Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum

The Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum catalogues are based on an international format that offers a concise yet complete overview of coins from the Greek cultural sphere in its broadest sense, stretching from the Atlantic coast of Europe to north-west India. The National Archaeological Museum series begins with the Carthaginian issues in Iberia (“Hispano-Carthaginian”) and those of the cities in the southern peninsula, with Phoenician-Punic and indigenous script.

Online Collection of Hispano-Islamic Coins

The museum’s collection of coins from Al-Andalus is the largest of its kind, comprising nearly 17,000 pieces. To date, the catalogue features 502 coins belonging to the outstanding collection of Hispano-Islamic coins that the museum acquired from Antonio Vives y Escudero in 1895.