Man's fascination with crystals is linked to the evolutionary process of our consciousness. In the development of the hominid brain, the need to understand the world around them and classify the objects that caught their attention was born. The collections found in various sites confirm that the first objects that aroused the interest of Homo erectus were anthropomorphic stones and crystals. It is thought that what may have caught their attention about these crystals was that they were unique objects in the world around them. In our time, this fascination continues and is combined with a ubiquitous presence of crystals in a multitude of technological areas that improve our lives such as electronics, pharmacology, materials science, etc. This more recent facet of our interest in crystals is also present in the exhibition.
This exhibition is promoted by the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences (IACT), a research institute of the CSIC in Granada and has the support of the Discover Foundation, an Andalusian foundation for the dissemination of Innovation and Knowledge, promoted by the Ministry of University, Research and Innovation of the Government of Andalusia. Its commissioners are Juan Manuel García Ruiz and Fermín Otálora.
The exhibition has the collaboration of the Pulpí City Council (Almería), which has provided an installation for the 3D visualization of the Pulpí giant crystal geode. Spectacular specimens of mineral crystals from the collection of D. Antonio López Fernández and the Granada Science Park are also on display. Likewise, the Pulpí City Council (Almería) and private collectors who have donated pieces to the Museum have participated in the development of this exhibition.