“Gothic”, the comic: The Making Of

The museum has jointly co-published with Norma Editorial the comic, Gothic, by the writer Jorge Carrión and the artist Sagar Fornies. In this they explore the Medieval Gothic Art collection of the Museu Nacional. Jorge Carrión explains the creative process of the publication. It’s difficult to change habits, above all if they have given you…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The museum, multi-disciplinary incubator: a setting for discovering my profession

Nowadays, the museums offer a multitude of opportunities to youths with different interests and skills to train themselves professionally and the ones we discover in this blog are an example. Multi-disciplinary incubator Beyond the tasks that all of us recognise as those belonging to museums (conservation, diffusion, restoration of artworks, etc.) for a while now,…

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Author: Teresa González

200 articles published in the blog!

We have reached 200 articles published in the blog of the museum! That’s why we are producing a collection of the articles which have been followed with greater interest by our readers and we take advantage of this to ask you at the end about the topics you would like us to talk about in…

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Author: Redacció museu

Holy Week scenes in the Renaissance and Baroque collection

In Holy Week we invite you to come and visit the scenes of the Passion and the death of Christ in works in the museum’s Renaissance and Baroque collection, some of which can be seen in the new display. From Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem to the Flagellation of Christ According to the gospels, Jesus, followed…

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Author: Redacció museu

The “cartes de visite” in the Museum Library

Yolanda Ruiz Until the mid nineteenth century, the possibility of having a portrait was a privilege within reach of very few people. The bibliography for the history of photography points to the direct link between calling cards and the boom in the fashion of the photographic portrait that took place in the second half of…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

A history of accessibility: out of sight, out of mind:

Noemí Huete We often talk about putting ourselves in the shoes of the visitors so as to better adapt the offer and services of the museum.  For sure, not enough is done, and even less in the case of visitors with special needs.  Noemí explains the experience in two centres, one of them our museum,…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

Four stories from the Renaissance and the Baroque

Peter Paulus Rubens, Lady Alethea Talbot, Countess of Arundel The sitter was the wife of Thomas Howard, the 2nd earl of Arundel, an important figure at the English court, a noted patron of the arts and literature and the owner of one of the finest collections of painting, sculpture and singular books in Europe. The…

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Author: Redacció museu

Escape Experience in the Museu Agbar de les Aigües

Finding new formats of activities to attract new audiences is an important challenge for museums nowadays, and among these “new” publics there are often youths. Faced with this challenge, and aware that the escape rooms are attracting a profile that we are interested in getting to know and to bring them to the museum, we…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The Disembarkation of England: William Morris

The exhibition William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement in Great Britain, which opens today, is a good opportunity to take a detailed look at a far-reaching cultural episode, captivating and dreamlike, which made its influence felt in Barcelona: Dream The portrait of William Morris’s wife inspired a dream in the critic J.E Cirlot,…

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Author: Mariàngels Fondevila

The registrar in collection management: Risk management / 2

Sílvia Tena Art collections and, in general, any kind of heritage require great care and protection to ensure their safety with respect to losses or external damage. Works of art experience periods of extreme vulnerability (movement, transfer, intervention, restoration work, temporary exhibitions and so on). One of the aims of good collection management is to…

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Author: Sílvia Tena