vida cotidiana en Bizancio

Aspectos de la vida cotidiana en Bizancio

6 de febrero a 15 de marzo de 2003

Organización: Ministerio de Cultura de Grecia, Museo de la Cultura Tesalónica de Grecia y Museo Arqueológico Nacional

This exhibition presented aspects of the lives of anonymous people from the Byzantine period in both their social and private context. The 138 objects on loan from Greek museums were arranged in the following three sections: Activities at Sea (fishing, maritime trade, pilgrimages and pleasure trips, etc.); Urban and Country Activities (trade and crafts; farming, animal husbandry and hunting); and Life in the Home (lighting, cooking, clothing, private devotions, etc.).

Juegos y espectáculos

Juegos y espectáculos en el mundo antiguo


6 de marzo a septiembre de 2003

A small show featuring around 60 objects from both the museum’s permanent exhibition and its depositories. All the pieces exhibited revolved around the theme of games and spectacles, activities that have enjoyed immense popularity through the ages.

Bizancio en España

Bizancio en España. De la Antigüedad Tardía a El Greco

Abril a julio de 2003

Organización: Subdirección General de Promoción de las Bellas Artes. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

This exhibition aimed to offer visitors a chance to learn about the Byzantine objects that found their way to Spain, demonstrating the high esteem in which Eastern Mediterranean art has been held from the Middle Ages to the present day. The illuminating choice of objects and their individual merits lent an exceptional note to the exhibition, which culminated with the work of El Greco.

Itálica Virtual

Itálica Virtual (un proyecto del Colegio de San Francisco de Paula de Sevilla)

Organización: Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía y Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

3 de abril a 15 de junio de 2003

Virtual reconstructions of the Roman buildings at the archaeological site of Itálica (Santiponce, Seville), located in the permanent exhibition galleries dedicated to Roman Hispania.


Pioneros de la Arqueología. Imágenes de una misión al Próximo Oriente. Mari (Siria) 1933-1954

1 de abril a 18 de mayo de 2003

Organización: Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura, Generalitat de Catalunya

A small exhibition featuring 40 photographs of the French archaeological mission at Mari (Syria) during the 1933-1938 and 1951-1954 seasons of excavations. The images illustrated the arduous nature of the work carried out in the Euphrates Valley by the pioneering archaeologists who laid the groundwork for research into the origins of urban civilisation.

Damas iberas

Damas iberas. Encuentro veinticuatro siglos después

25 de abril a 15 de mayo del 2003

Organización: Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante, Diputación Provincial de Alicante

Organised under the auspices of the collaboration agreement between the National Archaeological Museum and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante to create a digital replica of the Lady of Elche, this exhibition featured a highlight of the latter museum: the Lady of Cabezo Lucero, which has certain parallels with the Lady of Elche.

torre de Babel

La nueva torre de Babel. Un proyecto entre la utopía y la realidad

Junio de 2003

Organizador: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, , Museo Arqueológico Nacional. Colabora Museo Arqueológico e Histórico de A Coruña

Colección Várez Fisa

La Colección Várez Fisa en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional

26 de septiembre a 30 de noviembre de 2003

Organización: Subdirección General de Promoción de las Bellas Artes. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

The collection of antiquities gathered from the 1970s onwards by the businessman José Luis Várez Fisa was exhibited in its entirety, exactly as it was purchased by the government five years earlier and deposited at this museum. The collection primarily consists of Greek vases but also includes various Iberian, Roman and Egyptian objects.


Obras restauradas

Obras restauradas en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional

20 de noviembre de 2003 a 8 de enero de 2004

Organización: Museo Arqueológico Nacional

This exhibition featured a selection of objects that had been restored in recent years by the museum’s conservation department. The accompanying explanatory panels described the problems presented by each piece and the steps taken to restore them.