1914-1924, The prodigious decade, Archaeology Museum of Catalonia

The exhibition commemorates two momentous events in the history of Catalonia’s self-government. On the one hand, the creation, from March of 1914, of the Archaeological Excavation Service of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans on the initiative of Josep Puig i Cadafalch and at the request of the Diputació de Barcelona, ​​chaired then by Enric Prat of the Riba. And on the other hand, the creation of the Commonwealth of Catalonia on April 6, 1914.

Indeed, the synergies created by the mutual nourishment of the two events led to the beginning of a prodigious decade of Catalan archeology (1914-1924), which for the first time established itself as a modern discipline at the height of most Europeans. advanced. All in the hands of a young Pere Bosch Gimpera, all from Germany, and with the help of a magnificent team of veteran researchers from other disciplines and rooted in the 19th century – Manuel Cazurro, Lluís Marià Vidal- and new additions such as Matias Pallarés, Lorenzo Pérez Temprado, Joaquim Folch i Torres, Agustí Duran i Sanpere, Albert del Castillo, Lluís Pericot and Josep de C. Serra-Ràfols, at the head of which was Josep Colominas Roca.

Thus, the Prodigious Decade illustrates, through a diachronic story with timely emphasis and abundant images, the trajectory, successes and misadventures of a Catalan archeology endowed with great professionalism and vocation at the time. peninsular, European and Mediterranean sought, above all, to research in Catalan-speaking territories and to transcend the administrative boundaries of the Principality. In fact, Catalan archeology between 1914 and 1924, in the hands of the Mancomunitati’s golden years, until the funeral breakthrough of the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera in 1925, will be an effective and brilliant instrument at the service of consolidating a coordinated activity is a repository that will help in the creation of national structures and in the task of strengthening self-government in Catalonia.

Archaeology Museum of Catalonia
The Museum of Archeology of Catalonia (MAC) is a national museum whose objective is the conservation, research and dissemination of archeological remains in Catalonia, which illustrate the different historical periods between prehistory and medieval times. It was created as a result of the Museum Law of 1990 and is a networked museum made up of a series of different sites and sites, spread throughout Catalonia.

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