Preventive conservation: where are we?

Ruth Bagan In September the city of Turin was the venue for the international congress of the IIC (International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works), one of the most important institutions in the field of the preservation of the cultural heritage. The congress has been held every two years since 1961, and on…

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Author: Ruth Bagan

Exhibitions outside the museum: programme for 2019/2

Presenting the collection in other cities and countries is a constantly expanding line of work at the museum. We have recently published the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s programme of exhibitions for 2019. Here we are presenting the exhibitions that will be held outside the museum, as a result of collaboration with national and international…

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Author: Redacció museu

The Museu Nacional’s programme for 2019

We present today the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s exhibitions programme for 2019, centred on the first major retrospective exhibition about Bartolomé Bermejo, one of the most fascinating painters of the fifteenth century. The work of the Barcelona photographer Oriol Maspons will be the subject of a large-format retrospective. The Museu Nacional continues disseminating knowledge…

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Author: Redacció museu

The challenge of organizing a congress: work in progress for the 16th National Numismatic Congress

Albert Estrada-Rius The intention of this post is, basically, to explain the genesis, the challenges and the preparations prior to the holding of the 16th National Numismatic Congress, for which the museum will be the venue, from 28th to 30th November. It is entitled Coin Hoards and Finds: Protection, Study and Musealization, and it invites…

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Author: Albert Estrada-Rius

The elasticity of the work in a museum: the narrative of some practices

João Correia de Sá My first contact with Medieval Catalan art occurred in 2015, when I chose to do a work about the mural paintings of San Climent de Taüll, for an assignment of Romanesque art.  I remember in that moment I was rather fascinated by the stylistic and iconographic richness of the whole set,…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

We recover a Romanesque Virgin

Àngels Comella i Jordi Camps A crowned Child Jesus about to get down from his mother’s lap is the feature that characterizes a Romanesque image that entered the museum in 1920, after the Museums Board had purchased it from the antiques dealer Josep Valenciano. It is a polychrome hardwood carving, with a very interesting conception…

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Author: Àngels Comella

The Flemish key in the museum’s collection: study of three virgins

Elsa Espín At the beginning of the 15th century, a new way of painting appeared in Flanders, of which Jan van Eyck was the figurehead. Although he didn’t invent oil painting as legend has it, his way of using it, however, was completely revolutionary as he didn’t only use it as a varnish, but also for binding…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

Improving the use and the management of the collections in storage

Benoit de Tapol Canada, Belgium, India, Nigeria, Chile … these countries already have a national strategy for implementing the Re-Org programme in museums, a method for reorganizing storage spaces, improving storage and the system of documenting collections, created by ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) – UNESCO….

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Author: Benoit de Tapol

Museum Quiz Summer Tour, trivial pursuit for museums

Five museums in Barcelona have once again joined forces this summer to propose an enjoyable joint activity: the Museum Quiz Summer Tour. Do you want to play?, a trivial pursuit for teams that has been held every Wednesday evening in July in each of the five museums. The Museum Quiz Summer Tour is based on the pub…

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Author: Redacció museu

Musical instruments in art: #quenipintat

Sara Guasteví The access to the museums through Internet is a challenge that was achieved a long time ago, thanks to the consultation of automated catalogues, with increasingly more data and more precision.  And their diffusion through the social media also.  But as technical staff of the museums, when we visit other museums we cannot…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger