You are here:
  1. Home
  2. Visiting the museum
  3. Archive


The archive of the Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias holds the personal archive of its founder, Manuel González Martí (1877-1972), with very diverse types of documents: an important collection of cards and brochures, correspondence, manuscripts originals of his research work and documents about his academic and professional career.

To this fund is added the institution's own archive that is generated with the exercise of the functions of the museum and goes back to 1947 when González Martí ceded his private collection to the State and the Ministry of Education of the period acquired through purchase the unique building that is the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas to house it.




Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias "González Martí"

C/ Poeta Querol, nº 2

3rd floor. Archive

Opening hours

From Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., by prior appointment to: e-mail


The archive offers assistance to the public for consultation both in person and by email, upon identification by means of an ID card or similar.

All documentation is freely accessible with the exception of:

  • Documentation affected by current legislation on access
  • Documentation in a bad state of conservation or restoration.
  • Documentation in technical process.

Basic rules for consultation in the room PDF


It is possible to obtain reproductions of Archive records. Copies are subject to the prevailing legislation regarding intellectual property.

Users should request permission from Archive staff to obtain photocopies, pdf files or to take their own photographs. A form is available to request reproductions.

The Archive reserves the right to decide upon the most suitable reproduction medium in accordance with the conservation condition of the document, and assumes no liability for use of photocopies.

FundsSalto de línea

Album González Martí

It is a set of 1358 entries with the initial in the upper right margin and the full name of the entry of interest for Manuel González Martí (1877-1972). Each of the unbound sheets brings together heterogeneous materials: press clippings, positive photographs, drawings, caricatures and a long et cetera.

Cuerpo Gráfico

Volumes with Dutch binding containing heterogeneous documentation produced by Manuel González Martí (1877-1972) throughout his life linked to his restless studies and research. They bring together very diverse documentary typologies; photographic positives, press clippings, original letters, postcards, drawings, sketches, notes. Some are devoted monographically to Valencian artists, such as: Pascual Capuz (1882 -1959), Mariano Benlliure (1862-1947), José Mongrell (1870-1937), Luis García Oliver (1907-1977), José Manaut (1898-1971) ) the Pinazo lineage, Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923), among others. It also gathers information about cartoonists and graphic humorists, such as: Lorenzo Goñi (1911-1991) or Vicente Ibáñez (1886-1975), among others.


The series of correspondence includes both González Martí's minutes sent to his correspondents and the letters received during his professional practice as director of the National Museum of Ceramics and, in a fragmentary way, letters prior to 1954 are also gathered, which offer us lines of study about his relationships with artists, intellectuals and politicians of the society in which he lived, which chronologically spans almost a century.

Historical newspaper library

Press clippings from before 1972, probably chosen by the museum's founder during his activity as director (1947-1972) and linked to the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas building, have been gathered and encapsulated, the Museum's collections and his own intellectual concerns.

This fund is in the process of arrangement.


La faceta literària de González Martí (1877-1972) + info PDF

Editatón Pinazo 100 + info Nueva ventana

Re(descubrir) Pinazo. Un autor y su sala. Audiovisual production + info Youtube

Participation in Jornadas de archivos de museos. Mirar el pasado para construir el futuro. Museo del Prado, 25th and 26th February 2019 + info Nueva ventana