Gernika Peace Museum
History / Mission / Objetives
The Documentation Centre on the Bombing of Gernika, part of the Gernika Peace Museum Foundation, was created following an initiative by the Gernika-Lumo Town Hall in 1997, which set out to draw up an inventory of all written, graphic and audiovisual material available worldwide (in libraries, archives, film libraries...) in relation to the bombing of Gernika on 26th April 1937, during the Spanish Civil War.
Following years of research and collection of a large amount of interesting material, in 2003 it opened its doors to all potential researchers and those interested in learning more about the bombing of Gernika, the Civil War itself and the exile.
El The Documentation Centre is a public service which has a collection made up of books, documents, magazines and audiovisual material open to everyone interested in it.
The Documentation Centre covers the following areas:
- The bombing of Gernika.
- The Spanish Civil War.
- The exile.
- History of Gernika-Lumo.
The mission of the Documentation Centre (CDBG) is to collate, preserve, investigate and exhibit all existing documentation on the bombing of Gernika and the history of Gernika-Lumo within the context of the Spanish Civil War and the repercussions on exile, as a reference for research in this area.
The main aim of the Documentation Centre is to disseminate all kinds of information about the bombing of Gernika (26/04/37), the history of Gernika-Lumo, the Spanish Civil War and exile. This aim is to be achieved not only by consulting the collections in the centre but also by encouraging projects, research and activities (symposiums, congresses ...) that make it possible to provide a genuine historiography of such important events.