Category: Collection

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

“Artwork of the Week” celebrates its 100th post!

Martí Casas Do you know about ‘Artwork of the Week’? It is a digital initiative of the Friends of the Museu Nacional: a weekly pleasant entry to explore the works in our museum’s various collections. Last month, the entries posted on the Friends’ webpage reached a magic number: 100. To celebrate, we would like to…

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Author: Martí Casas

Damià Forment and the Dormition of the Virgin

Joan Yeguas With the passage of time and the varied museography that the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has enjoyed, the sculpture group of the Dormition of the Virgin attributed to Damià Forment has become one of the icons of the museum’s Renaissance and Baroque collection. The theme of the Dormition represents the transit of…

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Author: Joan Yeguas

The Ukiyo-e of the Museu Nacional

Alícia Cornet The ukiyo-e  in context A ukiyo-e is a type of xylographic printing in colour that was produced in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868) and the Meiji period (1868-1912). During the period of stability and peace that Japan lived in the Edo period, governed by the Tokugawa family, this led to the growth…

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Author: Alícia Cornet

Bookplates of Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Adela Laborda, Francesc  Quílez and Mercè Saura, with the collaboration of Carme Osan The museum conserves in the Cabinet of Drawings, prints and posters some 15,000 bookplates (exlibris), the Latin term used to call those small works of art printed on paper that indicate the name of the owner of a book and that tend to…

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Author: Adela Laborda

The Register of Works of Art

Jordi Casanovas In of the process of adding new pieces to the Museu Nacional’s collection, a series of steps are followed methodically that culminate with the admission of the works to the museum and the assignation of a registration number that they will always have. This identifier will prove to be crucial in the tasks…

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Author: Jordi Casanovas

“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

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