Protohistory and Colonisations

Salas cultura ibérica

The Protohistory and Colonisations Department carries out internal study and research programmes related to the collections spanning the ninth to the first centuries BC and interprets them in their historical and cultural context.

Since the 19th century, these collections have constituted an important source of information for understanding the peoples who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula and its islands, and their relations with other Mediterranean cultures and the rest of Europe during most of the first millennium BC and until this territory became part of the Roman world.


Preparación dibujos de sala

The department is open to collaboration with other institutions involved in the study of Protohistoric methods of manufacture, art and social, religious and cultural relations, and to this end it carries out research projects and disseminates the results in publications aimed at the scientific community. This department is also responsible for creating the scientific discourse for the exhibition in the Protohistory area.


Alicia Rodero Riaza
Chief curator

Esperanza Manso Martín
Museum technician