Let the storage rooms speak!

Mónica Baró / Neus Conte / Marta Masafret Mónica Baró has been working at the museum since 2004. She entered the Commercial Management department as an intern and later occupied a vacancy that had arisen in that department. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Registration and Exhibitions department’s team, where she has…

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Author: Mónica Baró, Neus Conte and Marta Masafret

Spring postcards in the collections of the Museu Nacional

Redacció digital The arrival of spring after a long winter is always a time for new beginnings. In the course of the history of art, artists have captured all the elements associated with this season in which the beauty of nature bursts forth intensely, but it has also inspired symbolic connotations such as the ideas…

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Author: Redacció museu

Anything is a lightning conductor but lightning

Antonio Ortega The instructions given to a novice draftsman to transfer notions of perspective to the composition of the drawing are very simple and intuitive: close to the horizon is far away, far from the horizon is near; large is near, small is far away, and we could continue with a list of other similar…

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Author: Antonio Ortega

‘This Saint George’s Day, the Amics are giving books as presents at the Museum Library!’

The Amics del Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Friends of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) are initiating the campaign Fem Biblioteca, fem Museu (Making a Library, Making a Museum) in order to increase the reading material in the Museu Nacional’s Folch i Torres Library. This Saint George’s Day we are taking steps to promote…

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Author: Balma Badal

Breathing paintings with Gemma Reguant Fosas

Gemma Reguant and Teresa González The museum has long used art as a resource that highlights the value of the cultural institutions as agents with the potential to be beneficial to the well-being of people. Among the projects that have been developed in the Museu Nacional we want to highlight a methodological practice that was…

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Author: Gemma Reguant and Teresa González

The “Green Deal”of the Museu Nacional

Ferran Pérez and Xavier Abelló In November 2020, the European Parliament declared a climate emergency and, one month later, the President of the European Commission presented the “European Green Deal” , which should turn Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The goals of this deal are for Europe to have a clean zero-emission…

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Author: Ferran Pérez and Xavier Abelló

Towards Modernity: the Fine Art Exhibitions in Barcelona

Manel Garcia Clavero Between 1888 and 1911 Barcelona experienced one of the most important artistic episodes of the modern age. It was a moment when institutional and public awareness of culture was awakened, an initiative that was part of the wish to make the city a capital on a par with the great European centres….

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Author: Manel Garcia

The legend of the Grail, a story between literature and art

Joan Duran-Porta Popular culture’s interest in Arthurian literature and the Holy Grail in particular is rekindled every few years. Contributions on the subject – some of them sensible, others truly bizarre – come from fields as diverse as the dissemination of history, best-selling books, or films and television. Then there is a certain kind of…

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Author: Joan Duran-Porta

Calaf Market: the restoration of an unusual work

Núria Prat and Teresa Sardà Calaf Market is a work that has recently been placed in one of the rooms in the museum, on loan since 2019 from a private a collector. It is a folding screen signed by the lacquer artist Enriqueta Pascual Benigani, and also by Xavier Nogués, who did the caricature drawing…

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Author: Núria Prat and Teresa Sardà

Preparation of the Tactile Model of the building of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

ANDARTE, Ana María Marín Gálvez and Teresa González Teresa González Before giving voice to Ana Maria Marín and ANDARTE, I would like to put this action in context by making a statement of intent, defining what an inclusive society is for me. For me, an inclusive society is one that understands that culture is a…

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Author: ANDARTE and Ana Ma. Marin Galvez