Christmas in the museum

These holidays, come to the museum! We have lots of activities for all publics.  You can also download the tale of Little Red Riding Hood to read it and paint it with the family.  And for those of you who like photography, you can participate in the contest #CapsaEntròpica_concurs on Instagram. Do you feel like…

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Author: Redacció museu

The voices of the Romanesque

Juan Carlos Asensio How are the images and music of the Romanesque related?  The manuscripts of Gregorian songs and Visigoth songs allow us to put forward an answer: the contents painted on apses and the frontals of altarpieces, the carved figures on chests and capitals, and even the ritual formulas carved in commemorative inscriptions, have…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Francesc Torres: the best kept secrets of the museum

Exposició Francesc Torres

The artist and curator Francesc Torres has spent the past two years delving into the stores of the museum to extract some censored, mutilated artworks, hidden for political reasons or destroyed for multiple reasons, and he has presented them in apparent disorder, in the exhibition The Entropic Box.The Museum of Lost Objects.  This article has been…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Exhibitions programme at the Museu Nacional

Here is the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s programme of exhibitions for 2018, centred around two major exhibitions, international in scope and dimension. These involve collaboration with international museums and the display of themes and artists directly related to the museum’s permanent collection, building bridges and establishing new interpretations with the major international artistic movements….

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Author: Redacció museu

Reconstructing doors from the past. Entering into the lapidary collection of the Museu Nacional

In the museum we continually receive postgraduate and masters’ degree students, doing internships.  Today, we have invited David Fernández to explain his research experience, almost like a detective, which has allowed the puzzle of fragments, corresponding to four doors from different places around the city, to be reconstructed. David Fernández When Jordi Casanovas proposed this…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

Post-mortem photographic portraits in the nineteenth century

Alícia Cornet Most of us associate post-mortem photography with a custom belonging to other cultures, other countries. We see it as a distant practice, which was performed beyond our frontiers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Photographers here took this kind of portrait photograph too. It is true that the photography of the deceased…

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Author: Alícia Cornet

Analysis of the digital experience in the museum

Elena Villaespesa A conference entitled Knowing the virtual publics of the museums, organized by the Observatory of Audiences-Cultural Heritage of Catalonia, took place last October in the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona). I was lucky enough to participate as a speaker and to take advantage to briefly see the charms of Barcelona.  My…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Ramon Pichot. Some curiosities about the artist

Isabel Fabregat Our exhibition Ramon Pichot, an important painter for Catalan art at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, has been opened. For the first time, his artistic trajectory is presented to the public. Furthermore, a first monograph has also been published. Wich Pichot? The Pichots are a…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Creating an art gif in the museum

Natalie Tsvirko Has this ever happen to you while visiting a museum or an exhibition?… Remember that moment when you are so fascinated by an artwork by a great master that it almost revives in your imagination? Your mind creates that situation and that atmosphere around the artwork that is very personal and inspiring. It…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

Working for change: the laboratory of education

Esther Fuertes Let’s talk about learning «The museum of the 21st century is not a temple, it’s not a school, it’s not media.  It’s a public sphere for life-long learning.» Michele Antoine, director of exhibitions of the Universcience France, began a talk in this way and presented the museum as a privileged place to nurture…

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Author: Esther Fuertes