Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Madrid | Spain

About the Museum

The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología) was the first museum dedicated to this science that was created in Spain. Its foundation was due to the personal initiative of the Segovian doctor Pedro González Velasco. It was inaugurated in 1875 by King Alfonso XII as an Anatomical or Anthropological Museum and it became a museum dedicated exclusively to cultural anthropology. Nowadays, without abandoning its identity, the museum has evolved into an institution whose main purpose is the dissemination of the values of cultural diversity and the respect it deserves. Without going any further, the permanent exhibition of the museum is aimed at offering people a global vision of the different cultures that exist around the world.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Luis García)

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