Tag: technology

The digital publishing of the museums’ publications, an opportunity

Javier Celaya Digital publishing provides a major opportunity for making our content more accessible to the public.  With the holding of the Líber book fair this October in Barcelona a lot has been said about electronic publishing and distribution.  Within this context, we have asked Javier Celaya for some hints and recommendations to activate digital…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

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

Recovering The Violinist/1

Àlex Masalles Last July we announced that the crowd-funding campaign “Save The Violinist” had concluded successfully. It was set up by the Friends of the Museum to raise the necessary funds to pay for the cost of the complex conservation-restoration work required by Pau Gargallo’s The Violinist. Thanks to the contributions of over 250 patrons,…

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Author: Àlex Masalles

Talking museums in China: chronicle of the tour of the Museu Nacional/1

Conxa Rodà In an unexpected way, both because of the lack of warning and due to the fact of being so far away, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has been invited this September to go on a tour of three Chinese cities −Chengdu, Shanghai and Wuhan− to speak about museums and digital. In two…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Computer vision as applied to works of art: a new perspective

Pilar Rosado We have invited Dr Pilar Rosado to talk about the most outstanding aspects of her research on computer vision as applied to art, the subject of her PhD thesis. This is a post of a specialization that is maybe unusual in blogs, but clearly explained with very explanatory images, which we think is…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Documentation in the Museu Nacional: a grey task? /2

Neus Conte/Marta Masafret In this second article we will explain two of the projects in which we have been collaborating, as parallel and complementary tasks to the daily documentation tasks. Technical commission for the standardization and development of documentation The first project is the participation in the Network of art museums of Catalonia and, specifically,…

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Author: Neus Conte

The Violinist by Pablo Gargallo: a question of incompatibility

Àlex Masalles examinant l’escultura

Pablo Gargallo’s sculpture The Violinist is suffering serious deterioration due to the incompatibility of the materials with which it is made: a wood armature covered with lead. For this reason, the Friends of the Museu Nacional have started a crowdfunding campaign Lets Save theViolinist. Conservator Àlex Masalles explains the details of the sculpture, the study…

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Author: Àlex Masalles

The connecting power of the new website of the Museo del Prado

Conxa Rodà The new website of the Museo del Prado is an excellent example of how to connect the collection, the knowledge and the public. The network of interrelations between artworks’ records, the images, videos, talks, biographies, history, etc., offer very enriched and contextualised approaches of the works, the artists and the periods. All in…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Documentation in the Museu Nacional: a grey task?

Neus Conte/Marta Masafret The Museu Nacional manages a large and varied volume of objects of art, some 290,000 works distributed in diverse collections: Romanesque Art, Gothic Art, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern Art (including Photographic Heritage), the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, and the Numismatic Cabinet. Of this total of works, 164,500 are documented in the…

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Author: Neus Conte

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