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Museu de l'Empordà

Coordinates: 42°16′00″N 2°57′43″E / 42.2667°N 2.9620°E / 42.2667; 2.9620
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Empordà Museum
Museu de l'Empordà
The museum façade is topped by a series of giant eggs
Established11 June 1946 (1946-06-11)
Coordinates42°16′00″N 2°57′43″E / 42.2667°N 2.9620°E / 42.2667; 2.9620
TypeArt museum
CollectionsModern art, archaeological works, medieval art and Baroque paintings
DirectorEduard Bech
OwnerMunicipality of Figueres

The Museum of the Empordà is an art museum in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain). Its history dates back to 1885, when the first collections arrived from the Prado Museum, bringing together a collection of artworks from the Catalan art scene (Sorolla, Casas, Nonell, Sacharoff and Tàpies) and the Empordà in particular (Dalí, Santos, Reig, Vallès, Planells, Massanet, Gabriel and Mitjà). The collection includes archaeological works, medieval art and Baroque paintings. Built in 1946, the building was opened in 1971. From 1998 onwards it has been managed by a consortium made up of Figueres Town Council, the Regional Council of Alt Empordà and the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. As of 2015 the consortium has been dissolved, and the museum is managed by the Department of Culture of Figueres Town Council.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ A Guide to the museums of Catalonia (1st ed.). Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura. 2001. ISBN 8439354371. OCLC 48639478.
  2. ^ Alfons, Martínez Puig (2014). L'art dorment : el tresor artístic a l'Alt Empordà (abril 1938-juny 1939) (1st ed.). Figueres: Brau. ISBN 9788415885009. OCLC 876357728.
  3. ^ "Museu de l'Empordà". www.catalunya.com. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-17.