Category: Museology

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

Talking of museums in China /2

Conxa Rodà We talked in a previous post of the tour that the Museu Nacional was invited to do by Museums and the Web to three Chinese cities and we commented on the characteristics and challenges of the museums there. Today we’ll share content extracted from the lectures and show the museums we visited. Talks and…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

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

The best of Museu Nacional’s 2014

This year has been very intense for the museum, of transformation, of the deployment of projects, and of activity that has at times been frenetic! Here we present a brief overview. The collection The renewed Modern Art collection This has been the major project of the year. New spaces, new artworks and a different discourse….

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Author: Redacció museu

A museum you’ve never seen! The renewed Modern Art collection

We are reopening the first floor dedicated to Modern Art, after a process of renovation of the collections, the galleries and the museography. We have turned everything round in the museum so as to explain a new narrative and to provide a new way of looking at the collection. These have been six vibrant and…

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Author: Redacció museu

Ecodesign in the Museums: guidelines and examples

Within the rich universe of the temporary exhibitions, we live in a process of packing and unpacking. The majority of museums and cultural centres of the world, and especially the art museums, allocate one or more rooms to programming a series of exhibitions each season, each with a start and finishing date. Constructing for deconstructing,…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The renewal of the collection: new formats, new narrative

Àmbit. L'artista modern. Retrats i autoretrats

The modern art and contemporary collections of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya originate from the Universal Exposition that held in Barcelona in 1888. From that moment on and through very distinct processes, from museum systems and institutional acquisitions, to private donations and from artists, including popular subscriptions, a collection was formed which at the…

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Author: Juan José Lahuerta

Trends in Museums: ICOFOM Symposium in Paris

Nouvelles tendances de la museologie

Conxa Rodà By invitation from the Committee of Museology of the ICOM (ICOFOM), the museum participated in the international symposium in the Sorbonne University dedicated to New Trends. In a changing world and one of accelerated transformation, rethinking the role of the museums and of museology has become a need not only to progress, but…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

The challenges for today’s museums

The museums find themselves, in the heart of the 21st century, in a definitively new environment which requires them to make a profound change in the way they act and relate with society. With no doubt, museums have overcome the model based on a nineteenth century conception that defined them as deposits of heritage to be catalogued, protected and exhibited.

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Author: Pepe Serra