Weights and measures

The evolution of measurement systems from antiquity to the present, through pieces from the MNACTEC collections

From June 2022

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.