Strolling among friends

Natàlia Esquinas One of the aims of the Friends of the Museu Nacional is to cultivate the feeling of admiration of our heritage. That’s precisely why, besides the visits to the museum rooms and the collection, we propose different activities that allow us to experience art beyond our museum walls: itineraries on foot, day trips by coach,…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

A museum committed to solidarity

Cristina Riera Within the framework of the programme of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, on 1st July we held the 8th Edition of the Family gathering at the museum, a summertime festivity, a celebration for workers in which they could come with their family and spend an afternoon full of…

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Author: Cristina Riera

Digital culture: together we make it possible

Jaqueline Glarner On 13 June 2019 there was a new edition of the symposium ‘Intensiu Digital’, an initiative of the Centre de Recerca en Informació, Comunicació i Cultura , the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya and the Faculty of Library and Information Science of the University of Barcelona (UB). The main theme of this…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Plans for the summer? The museum doesn’t close!

White Bouncy Castle From 11th to 28th July, come and jump and create your own choreography within this 45 metre inflatable castle of! White Bouncy Castle is a choreographic installation designed by the dancers and choreographers William Forsythe and Dana Caspersen and forms part of the programming of the Festival Grec of Barcelona. Room-by-room tours…

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Author: Redacció museu

El Víbora: Comix countercultural. Making of an exhibition

Antoni Guiral There are things that emerge by chance, or because it was really up to you to do something.  In 2018, I proposed an exhibition for the Saló del Còmic of Barcelona about the magazines from the comic boom. It’s forty years since one of the first ones emerged, 1984, and I thought it…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Meetings with influencers: creating dialogues in the net about the exhibitions of the Museu Nacional

Teresa Llibre Boosting the discovery of the exhibitions of the museum, enriching the contents and generating debate through the social networks.  These are the aims of the meetings with influencers and prescribers 2.0 that the Museu Nacional has organized, led by Iuris.doc. An influencer is a person who has credibility with regard to a specific…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Peccata Mundi, the ceremony-performance by Miralda

Lluís Alabern Peccata Mundi is an artistic ceremony-performance-installation, thought up by  Antoni Miralda (Velázquez Awards for Plastic Arts, 2018) based around a huge bedspread which reproduces the Agnus Dei from the Romanesque mural painting of Sant Climent de Taüll. This enormous tapestry was created in 1989 as a wedding present for the symbolic marriage that…

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Author: Lluís Alabern

Beneath the colour: the underlying drawings of Bartolomé Bermejo

Mireia Campuzano and Carme Ramells The exhibition Bermejo: the 15th-Century Rebel Genius has for a few months allowed us to enjoy exceptional works by this Flemish influenced artist. In this blog, however, we shall be placing the emphasis on studying the early stages of the creative process and we shall turn our gaze to what…

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Author: Mireia Campuzano

Affective communication: a very powerful tool of change

Sandra Esteban The demands of everyday life, the fragmentation of work spaces (both physical as well as organisational) and the excess of technification, means that we are increasingly working in a more isolated and disconnected way from each other. This reality, which can be found in a large number of organisations, leads to a deterioration…

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Author: Sandra Esteban

The Ayala family: a metaphor for social ostentation

Joan Yeguas As part of the visit to the Renaissance and Baroque Art collection there is an area called “Portraiture: Painted Biographies”, with a small section devoted to “The image of the donor”, a good place to observe how the assertion of individuality is captured in portraits and how in certain cases a person’s social…

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Author: Joan Yeguas