Category: General

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

Creating an art gif in the museum

Natalie Tsvirko Has this ever happen to you while visiting a museum or an exhibition?… Remember that moment when you are so fascinated by an artwork by a great master that it almost revives in your imagination? Your mind creates that situation and that atmosphere around the artwork that is very personal and inspiring. It…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

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

Towards an unfinished museography

Lluís Alabern Artworks have various lives; those that they live during their time, in their context, and those which live outside their times, in new periods. We owe the rupture of the unidirectionality and temporal coherence of the History of Art to the thinkers such as Aby Warburg or Walter Benjamin. Under the protection of…

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Author: Lluís Alabern

The registrar in collections management: an emerging profession / 1

Sílvia Tena A little bit of history The office of registrar (an English term that derives from its American origins and influence) came into being in the late nineteenth century, although its roots are buried deep in the European royal collections and cabinets of curiosities of the eighteenth century. In 1881 the US National Museum…

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Author: Sílvia Tena

Joan Colom, the street photographer

One of the best photographers in the history of photography in Catalonia, Joan Colom, passed away this week. Without doubt, a leading figure within the collection of photography of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Accountant by profession, he was self-trained and joined the Agrupació Fotogràfica de Catalunya in 1957. Taking photos with his Leica…

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Author: Redacció museu

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Author: Redacció museu

Museum Quiz Summer Tour, the trivial pursuit of the museums this summer

Four museums of Barcelona have got together this summer to propose a fun activity together: the “Museum Quiz Summer Tour. Come and play”, a Trivial Pursuit game in teams which took place in each of the four museums on all the Wednesday evenings of July. The Museum Quiz Summer Tour was inspired by the pub quiz, a…

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Author: Redacció museu