Collectors that have made museums

If there is one thing that the museums of Catalonia are noted for it is being the result, not of ancient royal collections, as is the case with the Belgian royal museums, or, closer to home, the Prado Museum, but of private collections that have been purchased, bequeathed, donated or ceded to the Museums Board…

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Author: Redacció museu

The Museu Nacional’s commitment to the environment

As an entity responsible for the conservation of the heritage, the museum is also committed to working for a better society through its environmental policy. In line with the Social Responsibility Policy (pdf) and a code of ethics (pdf), at the museum we have incorporated management policies and systems in the economic, social and environmental…

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2016 at the Museu Nacional: a visual review

Here is a visual review of 2016 at the Museu Nacional. It has been a year of intense activity during which we have concentrated on the construction of a more open and social museum. One of the most outstanding events of the year has been the growth of the collection of medieval material, thanks to…

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The 5 favourite virtual tours of the museum’s website users

In the digital environment we want the experience of the users to be enriching.  That’s why, in our museum’s website you can find different virtual tours which present complementary tours to the visits onsite. The significance of the presence of certain animals in Romanesque works or the relation between music and image are some of…

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The 5 most-read posts in the second year of the blog

Two years ago in the museum we decided to show our less visible face and share the hidden work behind the collection. This blog has allowed us to make known the behind-the-scenes of the of the museum, and the brushstrokes that we have been adding from the inside to make up the major work of…

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2015 at The Museu Nacional: visual summary

Il·lustració: Laura Fernándezdibuix Palau Nacional i fonts de Montjuïc

We offer you a visual summary about 2015 at The Museu Nacional. Moreover, we thank to everyone, the readers of this blog, visitors of the museum, participants of the activities, users of our web and followers of our social media to participate actively. Thanks to everyone we are building a museum more open and social….

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GIF Animation in the Modern Art collection

  We will show you some of the GIFS (Graphic Interchange Formats) that youngsters have created, inspired by our Modern Art collection. While you stroll through the galleries and admire the artworks and the spaces, don’t forget your creative spirit and be artists. With the touch screen device with a camera and some basic knowledge…

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Curiosities of the collection: Medieval Art

With this post we continue the series Curiosities of the collection. The first article was about Modern Art and the second, Renaissance and Baroque. Hidden messages Here we see the Resurrection of Christ on the Gothic high altarpiece from the monastery of Santes Creus. At first sight there is nothing unusual about this painting: Christ…

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Curiosities of the collection: Renaissance and Baroque

With this post we will be continuing with the series of Curiosities of the collection. We dedicated the first article to Modern Art. Did you know that the modernity of El Greco was due to the mixture of two expressionist trends of the 16th century? El Greco was a formal expressionist (thanks to Venice) and…

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The chronicle of a large-size painting restoration

Hercules Searching for the Hesperides by Aleix Clapés looks splendid once again in the Palau Güell It has been over a century since Aleix Clapés took charge of the pictorial decoration of the Palau Güell, designed by Antoni Gaudí, to paint three versions, of different sizes, but practically identical, of Hercules Searching for the Hesperides, one of…

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