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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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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

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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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

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 I

Detall d’Homenatge als elements d’Eugènia Balcells. A partir de la seva videoinstal·lació Freqüències

Núria Oriols The year 2019 was declared International Year of the Periodic Table by UNESCO. It commemorated the 150th anniversary of a system to organize and classify the 63 chemical elements that were then known, designed by the Russian chemist Dmitri I. Mendeleev. He based it on atomic mass, and left gaps in which to…

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Author: Núria Oriols

The National Museum’s 2019

Visual summary Yet another year, we present a visual tour of everything that has happened in terms of the museum’s activity during 2019. With the presentation of the Strategy and Action plan 2019-2022/2032, the museum has reaffirmed its commitment with strategic planning as a central work tool.  This framework document, approved by the governing organs…

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Author: Redacció museu

Is immersion the crucial new algorithm for cultural experiences?

Insights from the 4th Cultural Heritage Conference, Barcelona Irina Grevtsova In recent years, the word “immersive” has become fashionable and it is used to describe almost everything: living as a local in a tourist destination; bathing beneath waterfalls in a digital cascade; going on stage and interacting with actors; taking selfies in pop-up installations, or…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The Friends want “Font de la vida” by Aurèlia Muñoz to remain in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Font de la vida, Aurèlia Muñoz, 1966Font de la vida, Aurèlia Muñoz, 1966

Balma Badal We, the Friends of the Museu Nacional are starting a new campaign of crowdfunding for acquiring for the museum an exceptional piece by Aurèlia Muñoz: Font de la vida (Source of life) a delicate tapestry of embroidered wool on jute fabric, which the artist produced in 1966.  This work can currently be seen…

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Author: Balma Badal

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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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The Ayala family: a metaphor for social ostentation

Joan Yeguas As part of the visit to the Renaissance and Baroque Art collection there is an area called “Portraiture: Painted Biographies”, with a small section devoted to “The image of the donor”, a good place to observe how the assertion of individuality is captured in portraits and how in certain cases a person’s social…

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Author: Joan Yeguas