Category: Library

Illustrated Books from Alexandre de Riquer’s Private Library/2

Yolanda Ruiz Arthur Rackham By the turn of the twentieth century Arthur Rackham had acquired a very characteristic style of his own. He stands out as an illustrator of fantasy tales and for his interpretations of fairies and imaginary beings. He did the drawings for a version of Alice in Wonderland that has become one of…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

Illustrated books from Alexandre de Riquer’s private library/1

Yolanda Ruiz Alexandre de Riquer is one of the most representative figures of Catalan Modernisme. Especially outstanding was his activity in the field of the graphic arts, in which he displayed great creativity. He was the finest representative of international design in Catalonia at the beginning of the twentieth century because he was the best-informed…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

The Collection of the Propaganda Commission of the Generalitat de Catalunya (1936-1939) conserved in the library

Yolanda Ruiz On the occasion of the exhibition Romanesque Picasso  in the foyer of the Library of the museum, we are exhibiting some documents published by the Propaganda Commission.  The Commission, directed by Jaume Miravitlles, was created in Barcelona on 3rd October 1936 and remained active until February 1939. The activity of the Commission, as…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

Publicity brochures for naval companies, 1919-1939

Yolanda Ruiz We are presenting the collection of publicity brochures of the naval companies that we conserve in the library of the museum.  It is made up of around forty documents from the interwar period (1919-1939). The Port of Barcelona is the biggest cruise ship port in the Mediterranean and the fourth in the world,…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

The albums of Bellezas (Beauties) by the photographer Joan Martí i Centellas

Yolanda Ruiz The photographer Joan Martí i Centellas, who was born in L’Alcora in 1832 and died in Camprodon in 1902, began his professional career in Barcelona, where he worked in different places according to the Directorio de fotógrafos en España. He is the author of three of the most renowned picture albums in the…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

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

Toward a new museum library model

Jana Soto As we explained in the post Museum libraries: the great unknown, this type of library, historically, has not enjoyed great visibility outside its museum’s walls. Each library and its staff are responsible for carrying out the actions needed to showcase the centre, as well as communicating its resources and services to the general…

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Author: Jana Soto

Luxury Exteriors: the Collection of Bookbindings by Alexandre de Riquer

Yolanda Ruiz There is nothing that dignifies a book, an authentic transmitter of knowledge and culture, more than a good cover.  And the Joaquim Folch i Torres Library conserves a collection of eighty-six beautifully bound books that belonged to the artist Alexandre de Riquer.  We invite you to accompany us on a brief stroll through…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

+ Friends + books! How have we managed to acquire new books for the museum Library

Fulls de vida de Santigo Rusiñol

  The financing of museums has reduced in recent years and this has had a direct effect on the services, such as, for example, the libraries, which have seen their resources for the acquisition considerably reduced. In the Museu Nacional, during the month of April, the Library, Communication and the Friends of the Museum worked…

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Author: Jana Soto

Saint George’s Day: books, roses and dragons

You may sometimes have wondered who Saint George was, and how long he has been the patron saint of Catalonia, or where the tradition of giving books and roses came from. And why his feast day is 23rd April. What do we know about any of this? Saint George was a Roman soldier, born in…

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Author: Redacció museu