Students of Interior Design at the Escola Massana visit the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, I

Capçalera del blog. Sala de la col·lecció d'Art Modern

Last year, the students in the second year of the Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Design for Interior Design Project Management at the Escola Massana visited the museum. The results of this visit are six texts in which the students analyse and contextualize different items of furniture and the decorative arts in the Modern…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The history, legend and representations of Saint Eulàlia in the collections of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Santa Eulàlia capçalera

Milena Pi Historical and legendary events are interwoven in the figure of Saint Eulàlia, whose saint’s day we are celebrating this week. We thought this would be a good opportunity to take a closer look at the historical sources, the origins of her cult, and the symbolism that this relic has for Barcelona and the…

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Author: Milena Pi

LOVE AND DESIRE AT THE MUSEU NACIONAL D’ART DE CATALUNYA: THE GUILT-FREE BODY PROJECT

Sessió Moodboard 3

Pupils and teachers of the Plastic Arts, Image and Design Batxillerat course at the schools of the Garbí Pere Vergés Schools Foundation The project The Guilt-free Body (El cos sense culpa) enabled us to work with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya during the 2018-19 academic year. In this article we shall explain what motivated…

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EASY-TO-READ: A MUSEUM FOR EVERYBODY

Easy-to-Read headding

Cristina Riera Image from the website of Asociación de Lectura Fácil This article has been written and published regarding the easy-to-read standards. AN ACCESSIBLE MUSEUM The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is working to improve physical, intellectual, sensory and digital access for everybody. The museum’s objective is to guarantee equal access to culture, and to…

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Author: Cristina Riera

The periodic table through the rooms of the museum II

Estratigrafia d'una obra de Carracci

Núria Oriols We continue our visit to the museum’s rooms that we began in last week’s article. Renaissance and Baroque art rooms Preparations with clays As we move into a new room, we observe another change in the type of format. In the different sections of this period the majority of paintings are on canvas….

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Author: Núria Oriols

The periodic table through the rooms of the museum I

Detall d’Homenatge als elements d’Eugènia Balcells. A partir de la seva videoinstal·lació Freqüències

Núria Oriols The year 2019 was declared International Year of the Periodic Table by UNESCO. It commemorated the 150th anniversary of a system to organize and classify the 63 chemical elements that were then known, designed by the Russian chemist Dmitri I. Mendeleev. He based it on atomic mass, and left gaps in which to…

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Author: Núria Oriols

The Preventive Conservation Plan in Museums

Juan Antonio Herráez During the week of 7-11 October, all around the museum facilities one could see many conservators without their characteristic white lab coats. The museum hosted the course The Preventive Conservation Plan in Museums, organised by CRAC (Associated Conservators-Restorers of Catalonia), in collaboration with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya itself and IPCE…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The National Museum’s 2019

Visual summary Yet another year, we present a visual tour of everything that has happened in terms of the museum’s activity during 2019. With the presentation of the Strategy and Action plan 2019-2022/2032, the museum has reaffirmed its commitment with strategic planning as a central work tool.  This framework document, approved by the governing organs…

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Author: Redacció museu

Is immersion the crucial new algorithm for cultural experiences?

Insights from the 4th Cultural Heritage Conference, Barcelona Irina Grevtsova In recent years, the word “immersive” has become fashionable and it is used to describe almost everything: living as a local in a tourist destination; bathing beneath waterfalls in a digital cascade; going on stage and interacting with actors; taking selfies in pop-up installations, or…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Rebellious views: readings from the collection from an LGBTI viewpoint /2

Víctor Ramírez Tur Intersexualities with Maria Gómez On the first rebellious visit in June we were accompanied by Maria Gómez, activist and researcher specializing in intersexualities. For those for whom the “I” of the LGBTI initials is the great unknown, we should remember that, despite the character’s escape from its definition, we could define intersexualities…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger