25 Years of Museum Connections

Irina Grevtsova Their doors closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, therefore museums and many cultural institutions have had to sharpen their wits in order to continue providing their visitors – now, virtual visitors – with high-quality initiatives. Without wishing to ever replace the direct experience of a visit – to incentivize it rather, in what…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The management of accessibility and inclusion, a shared responsibility

Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation, MagmaCultura, Teresa González, David Cabrera, Laura la Lueta, Alba Gimbert, Míriam Marín and Isabel Briz. An experience of professional skills training for people with functional diversity at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya In the post The Museum, a multidisciplinary incubator a setting for discovering my profession, of 12 April 2018,…

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Author: Teresa González

August L. Mayer and the Baroque painting in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Museografia del Museu d'Art Modern al Palau Nacional, 1934. Vista parcial de la Col·lecció Gil. AFB.

Joan Yeguas August Liebmann Mayer (Griesheim, 1885 – Auschwitz, 1944) was one of the great experts on Spanish painting of his day; his opinion was heeded in academic circles, the world of museums and the field of art dealing. He graduated in Berlin in 1907 under the wing of Heinrich Wölfflin and with the support…

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Author: Joan Yeguas

Transforming the Gaze to Transform Museographical Discourses: Women Artists in the Museum

Mari Chordà. Autoretrat embarassada (1942). Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

Ingrid Vidal These days more and more museums are re-examining their discourses and rescuing works by women artists from the basements. To mark International Women’s Day we propose to take a look at some of the ideas that were crucial to, on the one hand, the birth of museums and, on the other, to the…

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Author: Ingrid Vidal

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

Estudiants de Disseny d'Interiors de l'Escola Massana

The inlay work of Gaspar Homar ESTER COBLES PÉREZ and SOL URBANO MORALES The late nineteenth century was a period of sharp socioeconomic contrasts, emerging due to the process of industrialization in cities. In Barcelona, this process, along with the return of wealthy capitalists because of the Cuban crisis, created an economic boom. The flow…

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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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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