The National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) is one of only three national museums to exist in Catalonia as a result of the Museums Act (Act 17/1990, of 2 November 1990). It is a nationally owned Museum dependent on the Directorate-General for Archives, Libraries, Museums and Heritage.
The mNACTEC coordinates the actions of its Territorial Structure, comprising 28 museums and centres of heritage interest, while also belonging to the leading science, technology, industry and innovation museum and heritage networks such as TICCIH (The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage), ECSITE (European Network of Science Centres and Museums), ERIH (European Route of Industrial Heritage) and AMCCTE (Association of Science and Technology Museums and Centres of Spain).
The mission of the mNACTEC is to showcase and promote an understanding of scientific, technical and industrial culture, and furthermore to preserve, study and present the establishment and evolution of scientific and technical advances in Catalonia, their industrial application, and above all their social implications and impact.
CONTEMPORARY CULTURE: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
The main aims of the mNactec are: