Category: General

The elasticity of the work in a museum: the narrative of some practices

João Correia de Sá My first contact with Medieval Catalan art occurred in 2015, when I chose to do a work about the mural paintings of San Climent de Taüll, for an assignment of Romanesque art.  I remember in that moment I was rather fascinated by the stylistic and iconographic richness of the whole set,…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

We recover a Romanesque Virgin

Àngels Comella i Jordi Camps A crowned Child Jesus about to get down from his mother’s lap is the feature that characterizes a Romanesque image that entered the museum in 1920, after the Museums Board had purchased it from the antiques dealer Josep Valenciano. It is a polychrome hardwood carving, with a very interesting conception…

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Author: Àngels Comella

The Flemish key in the museum’s collection: study of three virgins

Elsa Espín At the beginning of the 15th century, a new way of painting appeared in Flanders, of which Jan van Eyck was the figurehead. Although he didn’t invent oil painting as legend has it, his way of using it, however, was completely revolutionary as he didn’t only use it as a varnish, but also for binding…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

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

“Montjuïcland” a different summer camp, an unforgettable experience!

Ester Benages, Júlia Lull and Maria Antònia Mateu This year the team of educators of the museum has had the opportunity to organise the summer camp of “Montjuïcland”, aimed at boys and girls of 8 to 14 years old.  We were very excited and at the same time nervous, given that we were really looking…

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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

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

9 notes about innovation and change (in less than 140 characters)

Conxa Rodà The ancient ones already said so: “Novare aut perire” either we innovate or we stagnate and, therefore, we die from involution A tip for directors: explore the internal talent of your organisation before going out and looking for it elsewhere. Afterwards, mix them The cost of not innovating, or when saving on innovation…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

A personal invitation from Gala Dalí

Elisabet Pueyo We receive an invitation.  As if it was from Gala herself, the team of the Fundación Gala Salvador Dalí invited us to get to know the castle of Púbol, the refuge of Gala in the Empordà. On the occasion of the exhibition Gala-Dalí which the Museu Nacional is co-organizing with the Foundation this…

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Author: Elisabet Pueyo

Arts and health: challenges and opportunities

Guillem d’Efak From the Museu Nacional we are convinced that art can provide benefits for the health and welfare of the people and even produce a therapeutic effect. Initiatives are still only just beginning in our country, but some examples are worth highlighting, such as the  Alzheimer Programme in the CCCB or Estimul’Art, which are…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger