Organización: Acción Cultural Española y Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Comisario: Gonzalo Ruiz Zapatero


Horario de visita:
Martes a sábado: 9:30 – 20:00
Domingos y festivos: 9:30 – 15:00

Entrada gratuita

Reserva de visitas autónomas para grupos Reserva

Visitas autónomas en grupos de 10 a 20 personas. Gratuito


Visitas guiadas

De martes a viernes, 12:00 y 18:00 (del 11 de octubre al 28 de marzo, salvo festivos).

Actividad gratuita con aforo limitado. Adquiera su entrada desde una hora antes de la actividad en el mostrador de ENTRADAS.

Reunión en la Sala de exposiciones temporales 5 minutos antes de la visita.


Ciclo de conferencias

Miércoles, 17 de enero a 14 de marzo de 2018


This exhibition aims to celebrate the process that established archaeology as a discipline in Spain, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of both the National Archaeological Museum (MAN) and the birth of the network of Spanish archaeological museums.

Its primary objective is to present the history and development of Spanish archaeology and, in the process, understand the construction of the country’s material past and its presentation to the public. A total of 150 pieces or groups on loan from 68 partner institutions, genuine icons of the past, will together offer a general, updated, critical vision of how archaeology built our past: a material history of Spain.

The birth of the National Archaeological Museum and other archaeological museums in 1867 was a critical moment, marked by a growing awareness of the importance of the past in late 19th and early 20th-century Spain.

Since their inception, the mission of archaeological museums has been twofold: to document, preserve and exhibit the artefacts and material remnants of our past, from each and every prehistoric and historic period, in order to chart the evolution of societies or, better said, of social materialism; and to present and share knowledge about the past, making it understandable and accessible to all citizens. In a sense, the MAN and its fellow archaeological museums (essentially the provincial museum network) are the great database of Spain’s material history and, at the same time, the largest and most attractive showcase of that vast history.

Thanks to the substantial collaboration of the Spanish museum community and the timeframe of discovery of the featured artefacts, this exhibition will provide a rich survey of our history and its study.
 

Mujer tocando el mizmar, Museo Santa Clara de Murcia

Mujer tocando el mizmar (la flautista de Santa Clara)

Retrato de Divus Augustus, Museo de Zaragoza

Retrato de Divus Augustus

Efebo de Antequera, Museo de la ciudad de Antequera

Efebo de Antequera