Category: General

Santiago Rusiñol in the rooms of the Museu Nacional

Eduard Vallès The museum of the future, and of the present too, must go beyond its own walls and disciplines on a basis of institutional collaboration, a role that the Museu Nacional has internalized for years. The collaboration between the museum and the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC) This year, 2018, has witnessed the first…

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Author: Eduard Vallès

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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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

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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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The Social Responsibility project of the Museum

Josep Miquel Faura Over the past five years we have become familiarised with the initial CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).  After this five-year journey, finding these initials in all types of texts and published materials has become something normal. It is inevitable that companies, and especially the public institutions, adapt to the requirements of mature societies…

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Author: Josep-Miquel Faura

Preventive conservation: where are we?

Ruth Bagan In September the city of Turin was the venue for the international congress of the IIC (International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works), one of the most important institutions in the field of the preservation of the cultural heritage. The congress has been held every two years since 1961, and on…

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Author: Ruth Bagan

Exhibitions outside the museum: programme for 2019/2

Presenting the collection in other cities and countries is a constantly expanding line of work at the museum. We have recently published the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s programme of exhibitions for 2019. Here we are presenting the exhibitions that will be held outside the museum, as a result of collaboration with national and international…

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Author: Redacció museu

The Museu Nacional’s programme for 2019

We present today the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s exhibitions programme for 2019, centred on the first major retrospective exhibition about Bartolomé Bermejo, one of the most fascinating painters of the fifteenth century. The work of the Barcelona photographer Oriol Maspons will be the subject of a large-format retrospective. The Museu Nacional continues disseminating knowledge…

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Author: Redacció museu

The challenge of organizing a congress: work in progress for the 16th National Numismatic Congress

Albert Estrada-Rius The intention of this post is, basically, to explain the genesis, the challenges and the preparations prior to the holding of the 16th National Numismatic Congress, for which the museum will be the venue, from 28th to 30th November. It is entitled Coin Hoards and Finds: Protection, Study and Musealization, and it invites…

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Author: Albert Estrada-Rius

The elasticity of the work in a museum: the narrative of some practices

João Correia de Sá My first contact with Medieval Catalan art occurred in 2015, when I chose to do a work about the mural paintings of San Climent de Taüll, for an assignment of Romanesque art.  I remember in that moment I was rather fascinated by the stylistic and iconographic richness of the whole set,…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

We recover a Romanesque Virgin

Àngels Comella i Jordi Camps A crowned Child Jesus about to get down from his mother’s lap is the feature that characterizes a Romanesque image that entered the museum in 1920, after the Museums Board had purchased it from the antiques dealer Josep Valenciano. It is a polychrome hardwood carving, with a very interesting conception…

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Author: Àngels Comella