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The Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (MAC; Archaeological Museum of Catalonia), torchbearer of the archaeological museum tradition since the turn of the century, is fruit of the Museum Act ratified in 1990. As a National Museum, its main objective is to preserve, research and diffuse archaeological remains that illustrate historical evolution from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
The MAC is divided into a network of museums and archaeological sites. Currently, it comprises the Barcelona and Girona Archaeological Museums, the Greco-Roman city Empúries, the historical complex Olèrdola, the Iberian settlement Ullastret, the Centre d’Arqueologia Subaquàtica de Catalunya (CASC; Underwater Archaeology Centre of Catalonia) and the Iberian settlements Molí d’Espígol (Tornabous), Castell (Palamós), Coll del Moro (Gandesa) and Castellet de Banyoles (Tivissa), along with the prehistoric settlement Roca dels Moros (El Cogul) and the Roman city of Iesso (Guissona).
Entitat Autònoma Museus d'Arqueologia
The Entitat Autònoma Museus d’Arqueologia (Autonomous Archaeological Museum Organisation) is an autonomous organisation responsible for managing the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya and the Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona.. This institution, created in 2003, aims to promote and coordinate, at the highest possible level, initiatives linked to the research, preservation and diffusion of Catalonia’s archaeological heritage.
The Archaeological Net
Headed by the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia, the network consists of museums around Catalonia that manage the most important archaeological heritage of our land, both collections of his background as the archaeological sites that depend on it.