Category: Management

The Museum is yours: a programme open to collectives

Elisabet Pueyo Collaborative spirit, participation, dynamism, friendship, commitment, research, identity, culture, etc., these are for sure the characteristics that the great majority of associations and entities that make up the networks of associations in Catalonia want to identify with. And that’s why we have wanted to focus in a special way on these associations and…

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Author: Elisabet Pueyo

The Friends of the Museu Nacional join us on the #GivingTuesday

Anna Fabra For the first time in our country, the #GivingTuesday, A Day to give, will be held on December 1st 2015, the day dedicated to the action of giving. This is a global movement which counts on the presence of more than 70 countries, which for the past four years has been celebrated on…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Apropa Cultura (Getting Closer to Culture): inclusive museum, united museum

Elisabet Pueyo I think that the most interesting thing to share with you in these lines is not only explaining what the programme Apropa Cultura (Getting Closer to Culture) is, but also passing on to you what it has meant to be a part of this initiative that joins together and creates synergies between cultural…

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Author: Elisabet Pueyo

Thoughts on management: theory and practice in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya /2

Josep M. Carreté This article is the follow-up of Thoughts on management: reflection and practice in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya /1. The Museu Nacional, in the renovation process of its management, made a commitment towards the implementation of three main projects: E-administration The first project has required a gradual economic investment so as to…

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Author: Josep M. Carreté

Thoughts on management: theory and practice in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya /1

Josep M. Carreté In recent years, the public institutions have been suffering what we could understand to be a step backwards in key aspects in their functioning: loss of the flexibility of their structures and systems of governance drastic reduction in human and financial resources excessive increase in the mechanisms of financial control centralisation of…

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Author: Josep M. Carreté

5 years of the Postgraduate Course in Museum Management

Conxa Rodà When in 2009, at that time in the Museu Picasso, I received a proposal to think about the academic programme for a new  Postgraduate course in Museum Management, the first thing I did, as when beginning any project, was to carry out a prospective analysis of the existing offer. Searching for singularity There…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

+ 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

A museum more ecological and more economic: new installations in Modern Art

Even though we don’t have such an impact on the environment as the industrial sector, museums consume an important amount of energy, above all in terms of air conditioning and heating, as each gallery has to have a specific and constant degree of humidity and temperature, but also due to the lighting of the large…

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Author: Xavier Abelló

To innovate is to create value

Alfons Cornella In the context of rethinking the museum and extending the internal reflection and debate, we invited Alfons Cornella, an expert in innovation, to give a talk to the staff and to be guest author of the blog. Below you will also find the complete video of his stimulating talk. Innovating is not a…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Content Strategy in Museums #ConfabEU

Museums are content generators by nature. Our role today as connectors between the collection, the knowledge and the visitors/users is gaining more and more strength and content is our best asset. The only thing is that while it’s true that we, museums, are rich in content, we don’t usually have a developed content strategy yet….

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Author: Conxa Rodà