Category: General

The Security in the Museum

Joan Josep Pintado Different and varied professions coexist in the museum. The trades that first come to mind are those that come in contact with the works of art and exhibitions: restorers, curators, conservators, registrars, educators, etc.  But there are a whole other series of trades without which the museum would not work: admin staff,…

Read more »
Author: Joan Josep Pintado

The 2021 programme of the Museu Nacional

The programme of the museum for 2021 is necessarily marked by the pandemic, which continues to affect all the fields of society one way or another, and also the way in which we relate with the people and carry out our activity. As follows, we present the exhibitions programme of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya…

Read more »
Author: Redacció museu

Barcelona, a manufacturing centre of weighing scales / 1

Albert Estrada-Rius From a family memory to the public heritage, the example of the Tarradell weighing scale manufacturing company Part of the historical material from the old Tarradell weighing scale workshop has recently entered the museum. It is a donation offered by sisters Núria and Eulàlia Tarradell i Font in memory of their father, the…

Read more »
Author: Albert Estrada-Rius

The shooting of “The Great White Hope”: A boxing match in the large Sala Oval of the building of the Museu Nacional

Manuel Vallejo Manuel Vallejo, a Friend of the Museu Nacional, explains some of his memories from youth related to the spaces of the museum that he has uncovered during lockdown. Already fifteen years before the initiative “Barcelona posa’t guapa” (Barcelona, make yourself beautiful) our building and sites attracted the attention of the international cinema industry.  The film…

Read more »
Author: Manuel Vallejo

Restoring the colour of the light: stained glass windows in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya /2

Valeria Mamczynski In recent years several projects have been carried out to conserve and restore the stained glass windows in the Museu Nacional’s collection, which I began to discuss in a previous article. In this second article I shall continue to look at the restoration of these stained glass widows: Treatment for joining broken pieces…

Read more »
Author: Valeria Mamczynski

#GivingTuesday: The Friends of the Museu Nacional join the global movement

Balma Badal Next Tuesday, 1st December, 2020, will be #GivingTuesday, a global movement that aims to encourage and multiply the good actions of people. The goal of this initiative is to dedicate a world day to celebrating the action of giving and participating in the causes of different organisations with the final horizon of expanding…

Read more »
Author: Balma Badal

From the storeroom to the display cabinet: the recovery of the Altarpiece-tabernacle of Saint Nicholas /1

Núria Prat and Pere de Llobet The Altarpiece-tabernacle of Saint Nicholas is a work that was kept in the Museu Nacional’s storeroom for years. It entered the Museu d’Art de Catalunya (now the Museu Nacional) in 1934, as a donation by the collector Damià Mateu i Bisa. We know that the work was on display…

Read more »
Author: Núria Prat

Scenes of creation: artists’ workshops /2

Francesc Quílez The artist’s workshop: a multi-faceted space Ending this digression and getting back to the connecting thread of my discourse, I wish to demonstrate how this phenomenon of versatility allows me to make different approaches, and to take a very detailed look at the various facets presented by the motif to which I am…

Read more »
Author: Francesc Quílez

Scenes of creation: artists’ workshops / 1

Francesc Quílez In the course of the nineteenth century, the traditional artist’s workplace was transformed into an interesting motif for the artistic practice of the period, acquiring a scenographic dimension that had hitherto been unexplored. The depiction of the workshop had in fact already been featured in some of the most outstanding creative episodes in…

Read more »
Author: Francesc Quílez

The Process of Conservation-Restoration of Saint Lliberada (Wilgefortis) by Andreu Sala

Àngels Comella Joan Yeguas, curator of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s Renaissance and Baroque Art collection, mentioned the historical and artistic interest of this magnificent polychrome woodcarving, dated to about 1689, in a previous post. I shall now refer to the restoration and conservation process to which it has been subjected, and which has…

Read more »
Author: Àngels Comella