The Iberia Graeca Centre is an
organisation that has been created by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia
in 2006 (Official State Gazette - BOE 56 of 6/3/2007) to develop projects on research, documentation, conservation and the
dissemination of the Greek archaeological heritage of the Iberian peninsula.
Iberia Graeca was born from the relationship of scientific collaboration established between the National Archaeological Museum,
through the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, and Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, through the headquarters of Empúries,
which noted the need for the creation of a Document Centre on Greek trade and presence in Iberia. The main objective was to create a
website that would develop, among other sections, a Document Database where published Greek objects from archaeological sites on the
Iberian Peninsula would be collected.
From 2011 the Iberia Graeca Centre was equipped with its own technical and administrative staff, with annual operating budget and
the headquarters in the Casa dels Forestals of Sant Martí d'Empúries (l'Escala, Girona). The Iberia Graeca Centre is
administered by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, through its National Archaeological Museum, and the Ministry
of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia, through its Archaeological Museum of Catalonia, with the collaboration l’Escala
Town Council (Girona).
On January 1st 2018, the Document Database of Iberia Graeca has 8,229 record cards of Greek pottery from the Iberian Peninsula from 1,658 archaeological contexts corresponding to 415 archaeological sites, and a graphic support of 9,529 images. This documentation has been realized thanks to the collaboration with various research centres and organisations.
See BOE 56 de 6/3/07
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