Category: Education

A night at the museum/2_ what the students say

Sandra Figueras In a previous article we explained the night which the boys and girls from the Institut Juan Manuel Zafra from the neighbourhood of Clot of Barcelona spent in the museum. It formed part of the artistic research that they had done in the museum during the course, within the framework of In Residence….

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Author: Sandra Figueras

A Night at the Museum

Sandra Figueras A group of boys and girls from the Juan Manuel Zafra Institute from the neighbourhood of Clot of Barcelona, accompanied by the artist Mariona Moncunill and by the mediation team, spent the night of 25th April in the museum. It was the end of an artistic research that they had been doing throughout…

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Author: Sandra Figueras

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

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

Three years of Tàndem: the school and the museum, partners in education

Esther Fuertes The year that has just ended marks the milestone of three years of intense collaboration between the museum and the Miquel Bleach School in the framework of the Escoles Tàndem (Tandem Schools) programme. During this time we have worked for art and heritage to become important in the teachers’ training and in the…

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Author: Esther Fuertes

“Construint a la sala”, build The House of the Future

CALAS What is for us a house? How do we imagine our house of the future?  Who writes our future? These are some of the questions we have posed this year to children who have materialised their ideas and illusions about the HOUSE OF THE FUTURE in a creative way by means of the construction…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Street Art enters the Intitute and the Museum

Sandra Figueras Now that the eighth edition of the programme Creators in Residence in the institutes of Barcelona has just started and we are beginning our fourth year as mediators, we would like to share here the experience of the last course with the street artist BTOY. Walls of the street, the institute and the…

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Author: Sandra Figueras

Illustrated books of the School Groups. A world of adventures

Yolanda Ruiz Since 1967, on 2nd April, coinciding with the date of birth of the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, the International Children’s Book Day, from the library we have wanted to join this celebration. This year we will tell you about a set of illustrated books that come from the School Groups of Barcelona…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

Museums and accessibility: a community of practice

Teresa González Accessibility in museums is a long journey and a milestone which we are still a long way from achieving.  Since 1999, the year in which the Education Department of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya started its programme Museum space in common –which carries out specific projects for groups suffering from mental disorders…

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Author: Teresa González

Museums training with the Johns Hopkins University

Conxa Rodà The Museu Nacional has collaborated with the Johns Hopkins University of Washington to host in Barcelona, in January 2016, an onsite seminar within its Online Master of Arts in Museum Studies, as we had already done in 2012. Entitled Museums in Changing Times, the academic programme, of two weeks’ duration, was made up…

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Author: Conxa Rodà