The National Archaeological Museum is grateful for the acknowledgements it has received from various institutions and companies since reopening in 2014, adding to the list of distinctions garnered since the museum’s founding.
Samsung Dev Spain
2020 Top Developer Award for best cultural content app granted to the MAN Virtual Classroom for schoolchildren.
Medal of the Spanish Association of Friends of Archaeology
Awarded by the Spanish Association of Friends of Archaeology on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
Prize for the Promotion and Dissemination of Classical Studies
Presented at the 17th edition of these prizes awarded by the Spanish Society of Classical Studies (SEEC).
Public Institution Award
Presented at the 11th edition of these awards granted by the Spanish Association of Periodical Publishers (AEEPP).
Tribute to Spain's most international representatives in
“30 años de una España global”
Presented by the daily Expansión on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
Award for Best Public Initiative
2015 Best Business Initiatives in the Region of Madrid
Presented by Actualidad Económica magazine
International AR&PA Award
9th Biennial of Heritage Restoration and Management
Best Cultural Heritage Intervention Award for the renovation of the National Archaeological Museum
Diploma for the nativity scene that the museum entered in the
50th Nativity Scene Contest
Awarded by the Madrid Nativity Scene Makers Association
Exhibition of Archaeological Artefacts from the Republic of China
In December 1970, the Directorate-General of Fine Arts organised Arte y Cultura China as part of a series of exhibitions, with the collaboration of the Chinese Embassy in Spain and the National Archaeological Museum, which hosted the show.
2nd National Numismatic and International Medals Exhibition
Madrid, 18 November–2 December
On the occasion of this exhibition, organised in connection with the 4th Congress of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM), a newsletter was published to report on the show, two competitions were held (one artistic and another literary), and a commemorative diploma was presented.
Brussels World’s Fair, Ancient Art Exhibition
Brussels, 27 April–6 November
The National Archaeological Museum contributed two Belgian-made astrolabes to this exhibition: one dedicated to Philip II (Leuven, 1566) and another signed by Fernando Arsenio (Antwerp, 1618). Thirty countries participated in the show, which received more than 20 million visitors.
Crystal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, 1–15 October
Organised on the occasion of the 1st International Moroccan Conference, this exhibition aimed to promote mutual understanding between the two countries. The Melilla Association of Colonial Studies asked the Spanish Ministry of Public Education to include several Moroccan pieces held at the National Archaeological Museum in the show.
Historical European Exhibition
Palace of the National Library and Museums, Madrid, 11 November 1892–30 June 1893
This event and the Historical American Exhibition were held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America, offering a complete overview of the cultural and historical situation of the Americas and Europe, especially Spain, from 1492 to the mid-16th century. Inaugurated by the queen regent of Spain and the king and queen of Portugal, the exhibition was such a success that it closure was postponed twice.
International Colonial and Export Exhibition
Amsterdam, May–October 1883
The idea for this event came from the entrepreneur Édouard Agostini, who had previously worked on the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The location chosen for the exhibition was an unused area of land behind the Rijksmuseum. On 18 April 1883, the MAN received a request from the Ministry of Public Works, asking it to make a selection of objects from Spain’s overseas possessions that would be suitable for including in the show based on their artistic merits. Twenty-eight countries participated in the exhibition, which received over a million visitors.
National Exhibition of Mining, Metal Arts, Pottery, Glasswork and Mineral Waters
Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, May–November 1883
The idea for this exhibition was put forward in 1880 by José Luis Albareda, Minister of Public Works. It occupied more than 9,000 square metres and had six participating countries: Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Sweden and Norway. All the buildings erected for the event were demolished when it ended, except the Palace of Velázquez.
United States Centennial Exhibition
Philadelphia, 10 May–10 November 1876
This was the first world’s fair organised in the United States. It was held in Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill River, on fairgrounds designed by H. Schwarzmann. It was an exhibition of industry, machinery, agriculture, photography and fine arts. Thirty-five countries participated in the fair, which received more than 10 million visitors.
Vienna World's Fair
Vienna, May–October 1873
The exhibition’s theme was “Culture and Education”. On 19 April 1872, the Spanish government formed a committee chaired by Marcelino Bautista to collect items from private citizens, museums and institutions for the show. Thirty-five countries participated in the fair, which was visited by over seven million people.