Weights and measures

Discover how the Decimal Metric System was implemented in Catalonia with pieces from the mNACTEC collection

From April 2020

Coinciding with the 170th anniversary of the official implementation in Catalonia of the Decimal Metric System, the mNACTEC is using pieces from its own collection to show the evolution of measurement systems from antiquity to the present.

There are sections on ancient anthropomorphic measures which are still in use; traditional Catalan weights and measures; the decimal metric system; standard measurement systems other than the metric system; the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, the measures of the 21st century, etc.