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Museum of Majorca


The Museo de Mallorca belongs to the State, and its management is transferred to the Government of the Balearic Islands where it is run by the Department of Education, Culture and Universities. It was founded by decree on 2 November 1961 from the collections of the old Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, the Marroig collection, the archaeological collections belonging to the State and the collections deposited by the Llull Archaeological Society and the Museum of el Prado. Since then, the collections, that are, divided into various sections (archaeology, ethnography, fine arts and decorative and industrial arts), have grown extraordinarily. 

The main headquarters are located in the house of the Counts of Aiamans, better known as Can Desbrull or popularly as Ca la Gran Cristiana. It has two sites outside Palma: an ethnologic section in Muro and a section dedicated to Pollentia in Alcúdia. 

The museum is a scientific and cultural centre that aims to satisfy the research, education and leisure requirements of the different types of user. It is also a place open to scientific research, study and consultation, learning, exploration, discovery and enjoyment in the fields of the history, art and culture of the island of Majorca. 

The museum's purpose it to conserve, research and divulge its artistic objects and the materials from its collections, as well as documenting and displaying the collections and their cultural milieu, to testify to our history, describe past cultures and serve as an element  of cohesion for the current and future society.