Valencian Museum of Ethnology

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The Valencian Museum of Ethnology (Museu Valencià d'Etnologia) was created in 1982. The museum exists to both stimulate research and engage in public education in the fields of ethnology and anthropology; it more specifically intends to make people aware on the cultural diversity of the Region of Valencia, focussing on traditional Valencian culture and its development towards an industrialised society; it shows this as an aspect of the overall field of culture derived from the Mediterranean.[1]

This centre is run by the Diputació de València and has its site in la Beneficència Cultural Centre in the town of València.

Activities[edit]

The Museum has three permanent exhibits: La ciutat viscuda. Ciutats valencianes en trànsit, 1800-1940 (The lived town. Valencian towns in transition, 1800–1940), Horta i marjal (Market gardens and marshes) and Secà i muntanya (Drylands and mountains), which deal respectively with the urbanisation, market gardens and marshes, and drylands and mountains in the Valencian territory; there are also temporary exhibitions and educational workshops are also organised. It carries out a research activity that develops different projects and awards the Bernat Capó prize for disseminating popular culture.

The Museum publishes various periodicals: Revista valenciana d’etnologia (Valencian journal of ethnology), the newsletter BETNO and the collections “Temes d’etnografia valenciana” and “Ethnos”. The Museum has a library and document centre specialised in ethnology and anthropology. The facilities of the Museum include the former psychiatric hospital of Bétera, now a storage facility with a collection of about 10,000 catalogued objects .

References[edit]

  1. ^ The whole information in the article is taken from the Museum's website

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Coordinates: 39°28′42.32″N 0°22′59.26″W / 39.4784222°N 0.3831278°W / 39.4784222; -0.3831278