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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

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

Christmas in the museum

These holidays, come to the museum! We have lots of activities for all publics.  You can also download the tale of Little Red Riding Hood to read it and paint it with the family.  And for those of you who like photography, you can participate in the contest #CapsaEntròpica_concurs on Instagram. Do you feel like…

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Author: Redacció museu

The voices of the Romanesque

Juan Carlos Asensio How are the images and music of the Romanesque related?  The manuscripts of Gregorian songs and Visigoth songs allow us to put forward an answer: the contents painted on apses and the frontals of altarpieces, the carved figures on chests and capitals, and even the ritual formulas carved in commemorative inscriptions, have…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Francesc Torres: the best kept secrets of the museum

Exposició Francesc Torres

The artist and curator Francesc Torres has spent the past two years delving into the stores of the museum to extract some censored, mutilated artworks, hidden for political reasons or destroyed for multiple reasons, and he has presented them in apparent disorder, in the exhibition The Entropic Box.The Museum of Lost Objects.  This article has been…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Reconstructing doors from the past. Entering into the lapidary collection of the Museu Nacional

In the museum we continually receive postgraduate and masters’ degree students, doing internships.  Today, we have invited David Fernández to explain his research experience, almost like a detective, which has allowed the puzzle of fragments, corresponding to four doors from different places around the city, to be reconstructed. David Fernández When Jordi Casanovas proposed this…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

Post-mortem photographic portraits in the nineteenth century

Alícia Cornet Most of us associate post-mortem photography with a custom belonging to other cultures, other countries. We see it as a distant practice, which was performed beyond our frontiers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Photographers here took this kind of portrait photograph too. It is true that the photography of the deceased…

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Author: Alícia Cornet

Analysis of the digital experience in the museum

Elena Villaespesa A conference entitled Knowing the virtual publics of the museums, organized by the Observatory of Audiences-Cultural Heritage of Catalonia, took place last October in the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona). I was lucky enough to participate as a speaker and to take advantage to briefly see the charms of Barcelona.  My…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger