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Invitation to the inauguration of the National Ceramics Museum

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3º planta, Palacio del Marqués de dos aguas

C/Poeta Querol, 2

C. P. 46002


Link to Geocultura Nueva ventana

Getting here


Line 3 (Colón), Line 5 (Colón)

City buses

Lines 31, 70, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 27, 70, 71

Public opening hours

From Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 15:00.

July and August between 9:00 and 14:00.


The National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts Archive has in its safekeeping the personal archive of its founder, Manuel González Martí, in a range of document formats: an important collection of calling cards and pamphlets, correspondence, original manuscripts of his research work and documents about his academic and professional achievements.

Added to this collection is the archive of the institution itself, created through the operating of the museum, and dating back to 1947, when González Martí granted his private collection to the State, and the Ministry of Education at the time purchased the unique Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas building in which to house it.

The invitation to the inauguration of the “González Martí” National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts on 18th June 1954 is the picture shown in the margin.


Estrela Castillo, María Teresa. “La biblioteca González Martí, secciones generales y la documentación de archivo para la historia del Palacio y del Museo Nacional de Cerámica de Valencia”, en Museo Nacional de Cerámica en el Palacio de Dos Aguas. 50 años (1954-2004), Madrid, Ministerio de Cultura, 2004, pp. 260-301.

Ribelles Cebrián, Teresa; Suárez Martínez, María José. “La familia de Blasco Ibáñez en el Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí. Historia de unos fondos singulares”, Revista de Museología, nº 29, 2004, pp. 52-56.

Suárez Martínez, María José. “La reconstrucción de la memoria histórica del Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí a través de sus fuentes gráficas”, en Museo Nacional de Cerámica en el Palacio de Dos Aguas. 50 años (1954-2004), Madrid, Ministerio de Cultura, 2004, pp. 196-258.

documento del archivo del Museo



Development of a topographical surveying device.

Identifying documentary series for evaluation/selection. In the process of carrying out this project, the “legislative index” resource has been implemented. This covers orders and decrees from between 1922 and 1957 associated with the founder, the collection and the Museum.

Standardisation and migration to electronic format of Museum documents pertaining to communication with the public, such that the archive plays an active role in documentation creation.


Digitisation of the historical collection.

Creation of a digital repository containing the actual collections and via partnership agreements with other institutions through reproduction of archive materials associated with the building, the Museum’s objects, and also key persons in its history through to the present.


On-site reference.

The archives are accessible to the public on presentation any form of identification: ID card, passport or NIE (foreigner identification number), except for those that are not accessible due to specific upkeep or technical processing reasons.

As regards personal data protection, the most current legislation on access shall be referred to: “Access shall be granted to documents containing data of a personal nature, without the need to obtain consent from the holders, having previously decoupled data as appropriate, such that persons concerned are not identifiable” (Royal Legislative Decree 1708/2011, of 18th November, article 28.4)

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Document reproduction

Document reproduction may be requested in person or electronically by emailing e-mail and indicating in the subject: Archive Repro.

Reproduction of documents is subject to prevailing legislation regarding intellectual property, protection of historical heritage and access.

Agreement on document reproduction

Where reproductions are to be used for publication/public display, the appropriate reproduction agreement will apply.


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