We take care of mental health in the Museu d’Art de Cerdanyola: Workshop of artistic therapy

Lourdes Lopetegui It is now one year since the edition in the Museu Nacional of the course, Introduction to Arts in Health. Creation and management of programmes in mental health: anxiety and depression disorders, aimed at professionals of culture and health. Lourdes Lopetegui, psychologist, attended and explained the experience of organising an activity in the…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The donation by Lluís Masriera in 1932 to the Library of the Museums

Yolanda Ruiz Lluís Masriera i Rosés (1872-1958) is one of the most well-known members of the Masriera family. He was a recognised gold and silversmith, painter, set designer and theatre director who, moreover, became so thanks to the tasks carried out in various cultural entities and institutions, a figure of reference from the cultural world…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

The new digital tools, at the service of the museums and their audiences

Montse Frisach Without display cabinets, without glass protectors, without a map or guide, without any barrier between what is being looked at by the spectator.  This is how things are seen at the Mori Building Digital Museum in Tokyo, inaugurated in June 2018, an initiative by the interdisciplinary teamLab Borderless, made up of artists, programmers,…

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We unearth the figure of a sentry in the painting “White Desert” by Antoni Fabrés

Mireia Campuzano, Núria Pedragosa and Carme Ramells For the exhibition dedicated to the artist Antoni Fabrés the painting White Desert has been studied with the infrared reflectography technique. This work was part of a conservation-restoration campaign carried out for this purpose. Studying the painting White Desert, by Antoni Fabrés The painting, done in about 1901…

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Author: Mireia Campuzano

Making of: Oriol Maspons. The useful photography

Cristina Zelich After accepting the commission to curate a major retrospective exhibition about Oriol Maspons based on the collection deposited in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya by the author himself, a collection made up of around 7,000 photographs on paper, I decided to structure the exhibition so that it would reflect as faithfully as…

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Concerning the Antoni Fabrés exhibition at the Museu Nacional

Eduard Vallès The exhibition dedicated to Antoni Fabrés by the Museu Nacional is in many ways a novelty. The most important of them is the fact that it is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to this artist in Catalonia. The last one was held in one of the countries where Fabrés worked, Mexico, where he…

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Author: Eduard Vallès

The influence of Dürer on the Renaissance and Baroque of the museum

Joan Yeguas Albrecht Dürer was a recognised German painter and printer from the Renaissance period.  His woodcut prints were fundamental for the pictorial and sculptural art of the 16th century throughout Europe.  The influence of engraving as a source of inspiration is a well-known theme and one studied by specialists.  In Italy, it is worth…

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Author: Joan Yeguas

Digital experiences to connect with museum visitors

Conxa Rodà Attracting more – and more diverse – visitors is one of the goals that museums and arts centres pursue. But it’s not enough just to attract visitors. You have to go much further and provide users with enriching experiences that help them to explore, learn and enjoy, and which make it possible to…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

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