“The museum brings together objects of great diversity, setting out to reflect the different nuances of reality. To this end, together with first-rate works of art or archaeological treasures of great relevance, we find more modest objects, that witness the evolution of the city and its inhabitants throughout history,” they explain at the museum.
The centre boasts an initiative called “Valencia and its people” the purpose of which is to compile the popular graphic image of the city, of the people who have fashioned its history over the last century and a half. The aim is to provide a graphic panorama of the urban landscape, illustrating significant historic events and customs, preferably prior to 1980.
The collections of “Valencia and its people” can be consulted via the museum’s website, in its Media Lab, or accessed by researchers on request. Furthermore, when specifically allowed by the donors, the images can be used in exhibitions or activities of the Valencia History Museum or in exhibitions of other cultural institutions.
Photos full of memories, people and places in the city, which will be conserved digitally for posterity and, since they form part of the day-to-day history of Valencia, where could they be better placed than in this museum?
Part of the route through the museum includes the recreation of daily moments from Valencia’s past, via dramatized scenes, which enable us to discover eight historic periods and find out more about each stage of the city’s past. The MhV has a shop and a bookshop where visitors can purchase specific publications linked to the history of the city.
Photography: Valencia History Museum.