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Museum Quiz Summer Tour, trivial pursuit for museums

Five museums in Barcelona have once again joined forces this summer to propose an enjoyable joint activity: the Museum Quiz Summer Tour. Do you want to play?, a trivial pursuit for teams that has been held every Wednesday evening in July in each of the five museums. The Museum Quiz Summer Tour is based on the pub…

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Author: Redacció museu

Musical instruments in art: #quenipintat

Sara Guasteví The access to the museums through Internet is a challenge that was achieved a long time ago, thanks to the consultation of automated catalogues, with increasingly more data and more precision.  And their diffusion through the social media also.  But as technical staff of the museums, when we visit other museums we cannot…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

“Montjuïcland” a different summer camp, an unforgettable experience!

Ester Benages, Júlia Lull and Maria Antònia Mateu This year the team of educators of the museum has had the opportunity to organise the summer camp of “Montjuïcland”, aimed at boys and girls of 8 to 14 years old.  We were very excited and at the same time nervous, given that we were really looking…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

“Artwork of the Week” celebrates its 100th post!

Martí Casas Do you know about ‘Artwork of the Week’? It is a digital initiative of the Friends of the Museu Nacional: a weekly pleasant entry to explore the works in our museum’s various collections. Last month, the entries posted on the Friends’ webpage reached a magic number: 100. To celebrate, we would like to…

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Author: Martí Casas

A night at the museum/2_ what the students say

Sandra Figueras In a previous article we explained the night which the boys and girls from the Institut Juan Manuel Zafra from the neighbourhood of Clot of Barcelona spent in the museum. It formed part of the artistic research that they had done in the museum during the course, within the framework of In Residence….

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Author: Sandra Figueras

Saint Michel de Cuxa: from stones to words

Jordi Camps Saint Michel de Cuxa: an exceptional Romanesque site One of the most spectacular and enigmatic Catalan Romanesque monuments is without doubt the Benedictine monastery of Saint Michel de Cuxa, on the north side of the Pyrenees, in the shadow of the Canigó mountain evoked admirably by Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer. The architectural site remains…

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Author: Jordi Camps

Damià Forment and the Dormition of the Virgin

Joan Yeguas With the passage of time and the varied museography that the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has enjoyed, the sculpture group of the Dormition of the Virgin attributed to Damià Forment has become one of the icons of the museum’s Renaissance and Baroque collection. The theme of the Dormition represents the transit of…

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Author: Joan Yeguas

9 notes about innovation and change (in less than 140 characters)

Conxa Rodà The ancient ones already said so: “Novare aut perire” either we innovate or we stagnate and, therefore, we die from involution A tip for directors: explore the internal talent of your organisation before going out and looking for it elsewhere. Afterwards, mix them The cost of not innovating, or when saving on innovation…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

A Night at the Museum

Sandra Figueras A group of boys and girls from the Juan Manuel Zafra Institute from the neighbourhood of Clot of Barcelona, accompanied by the artist Mariona Moncunill and by the mediation team, spent the night of 25th April in the museum. It was the end of an artistic research that they had been doing throughout…

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Author: Sandra Figueras

A personal invitation from Gala Dalí

Elisabet Pueyo We receive an invitation.  As if it was from Gala herself, the team of the Fundación Gala Salvador Dalí invited us to get to know the castle of Púbol, the refuge of Gala in the Empordà. On the occasion of the exhibition Gala-Dalí which the Museu Nacional is co-organizing with the Foundation this…

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Author: Elisabet Pueyo