The Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món. Who we are
The Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món invites visitors to reflect on societies, based on a tangible cultural heritage collection of over 70,000 pieces from all over the world.
It is the MUEC's express wish to create places for education, reflection, research and interpretation. Our starting point is the collection itself, made up of individual objects with a specific use and value, but also loaded with added values. Created and manufactured objects, with their everyday nature and all their multisided expressions and manifestations, which ultimately reveal valuable concepts such as anonymity and collectivity.
As a place of conservation, research, mediation, exhibition and dissemination, the MUEC presents concepts, perspectives and principles that date back to the origins of the museum, with the aim of analysing and reflect upon them the perspective of contemporary concerns and debates.
The aims of the MUEC are to preserve, restore and manage the heritage it safeguards. We document, interpret and disseminate that heritage, with the purpose of enhancing knowledge, making it publicly available, and creating a common ground that fosters reflection and critical dialogue.