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

A certain duration: new approaches in the libraries

Carme Fenoll Museums and libraries share many things: we are in a process of change (well, the libraries are surely more advanced), we aim to place the users at the centre, we are questioning historical certainties, we are shaking up the structures, and we are opening ourselves up to the society.  We have invited   Carme…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

We fill the children’s hospital with colours

MªAngeles Aceituno We have taken art to the hospital.  This has been one of the most thrilling recent projects for us, the result of hospital-company, sponsor-museum-artists collaboration, and above all, the children. We have invited the nurse in charge from the Maternity-children Hospital of the Vall d’Hebron to share this experience in our blog. I…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Opening of the new Renaissance and Baroque galleries!

Full of excitement, after months of planning, rethinking, researching, restoring, documenting, adapting spaces, moving artworks from the storage rooms, hanging and unhanging, writing, labelling, lighting – in short, everything entailed in a new museographical presentation of hundreds of works from the collection – yesterday, Wednesday 24th, we reopened the Renaissance and Baroque galleries. During the…

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Author: Redacció museu

Numismatics at the Museu Nacional: activity and new projects

Albert Estrada-Rius The month of January, as is well known, is named after Janus, the Roman god of gates, crossroads and transitions, who is usually shown with two faces, one looking back to the past and the other looking forward to the future. This symbolic image invites us to take stock of the year that…

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Author: Albert Estrada-Rius

The Museu Nacional is restoring works from the Monastery of Ripoll

Joan Pey Have you ever seen these four carved stone sculptural bases from the middle third of the 12th century? They belong to the Monastery of Ripoll and are on permanent loan in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, exhibited in the Romanesque Art galleries. It has been possible to reunite a lion’s head, which…

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Author: Joan Pey

Christmas scenes at the Museu Nacional

Martí Casas As the Christmas festivities approach, just about everyone at home is clear about which figures can’t be missing in a crib, just as it should be: the Holy Family, the ox and the mule, the three wise men with their pages…and of course we can’t forget the caganer! Taking a look at the…

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Author: Martí Casas

2017 at the Museu Nacional: a visual summary

We present you with a visual review of our 2017 at the Museu Nacional. It has been a year of intense activity centred on the renovation works of the Renaissance and Baroque, of shaking up the collection and in the form of the temporary exhibitions, strengthening ties at a local and International level.  Working for…

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Author: Redacció museu

Digital action in museums of China: Palace Museum of Beijing and others

Conxa Rodà Who could have told me that I’d be returning to China one year on. This time invited by the Palace Museum of the Forbidden City of Beijing, to participate in the CTIFòrum (Culture + Tech International Forum). An encounter based around museums and digital, where experiences were presented by Chinese museums and from…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Marià Fortuny: painting as the representation of a worldview

Francesc Quílez This last year, those of us who love the work of the painter Marià Fortuny have been very fortunate. Two temporary exhibitions have given us the chance to contemplate the talent of one of the finest nineteenth-century European painters. Since November 2016, the show A Time for Daydreaming. Andalusia in Fortuny’s Imagery has…

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Author: Francesc Quílez