1915. «El pan nuestro de cada día» («Our daily bread») (detail), Ventura Álvarez Sala © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (Spain)

Year 2024

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Year 2024

The first Temporary exhibition of 2024 is entitled Magic and women in the Classical World and has been coordinated by Rosario López Gregoris, professor of Classical Philology at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM, Spain), and has had the participation of 18 researchers from five Spanish and international universities. This exhibition aims to show the association between magic and women in the Greco-Roman World and, above all, it aims to point out the ways in which magic and everyday life are linked (love, illness, animals, herbs, etc.), so that magic, in the broad sense, becomes a particularly useful problem-solving strategy for ordinary and vulnerable people. It is also interesting to note that the divine sphere, through some goddesses, auspicious and in some cases beneficent magic.

The second temporary exhibition of 2024 is entitled Toys and the traditional games in the Province of Guadalajara (Spain) and shows a representative part of the games that were traditionally played in this Castilian province. Its simplicity, both in manufacture and in construction materials or durability, defines well the popular culture of this province and its people. This exhibition has been coordinated by Miguel Ángel Fernández Auñón, Coordinating Administrator of the Provincial School of Folklore of Guadalajara. Created in 1984 with the aim of studying and recovering the customs and traditions of the province of Guadalajara, this Exhibition is a contribution to the commemorative activities of its 40th anniversary.