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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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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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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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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Digital culture: together we make it possible

Jaqueline Glarner On 13 June 2019 there was a new edition of the symposium ‘Intensiu Digital’, an initiative of the Centre de Recerca en Informació, Comunicació i Cultura , the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya and the Faculty of Library and Information Science of the University of Barcelona (UB). The main theme of this…

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El Víbora: Comix countercultural. Making of an exhibition

Antoni Guiral There are things that emerge by chance, or because it was really up to you to do something.  In 2018, I proposed an exhibition for the Saló del Còmic of Barcelona about the magazines from the comic boom. It’s forty years since one of the first ones emerged, 1984, and I thought it…

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Meetings with influencers: creating dialogues in the net about the exhibitions of the Museu Nacional

Teresa Llibre Boosting the discovery of the exhibitions of the museum, enriching the contents and generating debate through the social networks.  These are the aims of the meetings with influencers and prescribers 2.0 that the Museu Nacional has organized, led by Iuris.doc. An influencer is a person who has credibility with regard to a specific…

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Vittoria Colonna, «the most famous woman in Italy»

Pilar Vélez Vittoria Colonna was a woman with a great personality, a poetess, and according to some authors, “the most famous woman in Italy”. On one hand she was the daughter of Fabrizio Colonna and Agnese da Montefeltro, and the granddaughter of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino. And on the other, she was the…

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Maria Sampere and Francesc Pausas in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Sílvia Lanceta It is surprising, or at least a little bit, that after the fascination caused by this female portrait, the fact is we know almost nothing about the author of this painting, Francesc Pausas i Coll. The woman of the portrait, who appears from within the darkness with a closed smile, disturbing and with…

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Bermejo, a Fifteenth-century Rebel Genius

Joan Molina As soon as you enter the exhibition Bermejo: The 15th Century Rebel Genius a painting catches your eye. It is Christ of the Pietà, a work painted around 1470. You will be moved by, among other things, finding yourself looking at a depiction of the naked Christ, covered only by a transparent gauze,…

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