Between two wings, a visual and choral show

Èlia Llach On 24th November, the artist Èlia Llach presented the show Between two wings in the Sala Oval of the Museum, with the collaboration of two entities linked to Poblenou and to Can Felipa: La Coral del Joncar and the Barcelona Estels Club. We have invited them to share the experience in the blog…

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Ethylic Suppuration of Stone or how to bring failure to the museum

Pere Llobera The painter and sculptor Pere Llobera has responded to the proposal to dialogue with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya through his project Ethylic Suppuration of Stone that can be seen in the Room Educart until 3rd March 2019. After carrying out a research for the museum’s collection, the artist presents an installation…

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Antoni Casanova Estorach: Irreverent Virtuosity

Aleix Roig Although his name has now been forgotten, Antoni Casanova Estorach was one of the most successful Catalan artists in Paris in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. His technical excellence was admired in Europe and the USA, and he won the acknowledgement of critics and public alike. Although he successfully and solidly…

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Evaluating quality in museums

Observatory of Audiences of Cultural Heritage of Catalonia Do we evaluate the quality of the experience in the museums enough? To discuss it and to get to know good initiatives all around the world and here in Catalonia, the 3rd Conference of the Observatory of Audiences of Cultural Heritage of Catalonia, took place on 16th…

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Musical instruments in art: #quenipintat

Sara Guasteví The access to the museums through Internet is a challenge that was achieved a long time ago, thanks to the consultation of automated catalogues, with increasingly more data and more precision.  And their diffusion through the social media also.  But as technical staff of the museums, when we visit other museums we cannot…

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“Montjuïcland” a different summer camp, an unforgettable experience!

Ester Benages, Júlia Lull and Maria Antònia Mateu This year the team of educators of the museum has had the opportunity to organise the summer camp of “Montjuïcland”, aimed at boys and girls of 8 to 14 years old.  We were very excited and at the same time nervous, given that we were really looking…

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Arts and health: challenges and opportunities

Guillem d’Efak From the Museu Nacional we are convinced that art can provide benefits for the health and welfare of the people and even produce a therapeutic effect. Initiatives are still only just beginning in our country, but some examples are worth highlighting, such as the  Alzheimer Programme in the CCCB or Estimul’Art, which are…

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“Gothic”, the comic: The Making Of

The museum has jointly co-published with Norma Editorial the comic, Gothic, by the writer Jorge Carrión and the artist Sagar Fornies. In this they explore the Medieval Gothic Art collection of the Museu Nacional. Jorge Carrión explains the creative process of the publication. It’s difficult to change habits, above all if they have given you…

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Escape Experience in the Museu Agbar de les Aigües

Finding new formats of activities to attract new audiences is an important challenge for museums nowadays, and among these “new” publics there are often youths. Faced with this challenge, and aware that the escape rooms are attracting a profile that we are interested in getting to know and to bring them to the museum, we…

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A certain duration: new approaches in the libraries

Carme Fenoll Museums and libraries share many things: we are in a process of change (well, the libraries are surely more advanced), we aim to place the users at the centre, we are questioning historical certainties, we are shaking up the structures, and we are opening ourselves up to the society.  We have invited   Carme…

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