The Museum of Menorca provides a point of reference for the study of the ancient history, history and culture of Menorca, as it is the custodian of approximately 200,000 artefacts that testify to the islands history. In order to consult this collection, the museum has a space which it makes available to researchers who request it.
APPLICATIONS AND TIMETABLES
- Enquiries shall be answered in no fewer than 15 days and no more than 2 months.
- Collection enquiries must in all cases be made in the area established for this purpose. No objects or documents may be removed from the museum.
- To request access to the collection, please download the application document.
Once filled in, please submit through the following form:
Office hours for researchers
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
REQUEST FOR RESEARCHERS
CONDITIONS AND RULES OF USE
Conditions for consultation:
This request is governed by Law 4/2003, of March 26, on museums of the Balearic Islands (BOIB no. 44 of April 3, 2003), and Decree 14/2001, of February 25, by which the Regulation of archaeological and paleontological interventions of the Balearic Islands is approved (BOIB no. 37 of March 12, 2011).
The research actions to be carried out must comply at all times with the legislation on intellectual property.
In the event that the pieces of archaeological provenance are pending the presentation of the scientific report required in the Regulation, the written permission of the director of the corresponding archaeological intervention will be necessary.
Access and study must comply with the conditions established by the Museum to guarantee the safety and conservation of the assets.
Once the consultation is completed, a report will be sent to the Museum management on the tasks carried out, the conclusions obtained and, where appropriate, the publications where the pieces studied are mentioned.
In the event of a publication, the authorship, excavation, funds or collection of the pieces consulted must be expressly indicated, as well as the Museum of Menorca.
The applicant's visits to carry out investigations must be scheduled well in advance (minimum 15 days, maximum 2 months).
The Museum of Menorca reserves the right to take any legal action it deems appropriate against people who fail to comply with these conditions. In this sense, the Museum of Menorca and the applicant submit to the jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of Maó, waiving their own jurisdiction if it were another.
Rules of use of the consultation room:
You must respect the basic rules of behavior and not alter the good working environment
Users must leave any type of container, bags, laptop covers, etc. at the reception lockers.
Mobile phones must be in silent mode.
The Museum staff will provide gloves for the consultation of the fund.
The number of pieces that users can consult in each session will depend on their characteristics and will be decided by the Museum staff based on conservation and security criteria.
The Museum reserves the right to prohibit access to the consultation rooms to users who violate any of these rules.