Category: Library

The Art of Speaking: a new approach to language learning through art

Josep Maria Planas A group of students stand in front of a painting in the museum, and after observing it for a while they begin talking about what they see, directed by their teacher, who this time changes his or her role for that of a facilitator.  The participants are making up stories, discovering enigmas,…

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Author: Josep Maria Planas

2021 at the Museu Nacional

2021 has been a year that has still been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we have worked with the conviction that the museum is a meeting place with art and with others, a collective experience that offers enjoyment, safety, reflection, debate and dialogue in difficult times. For this reason, we wanted to make a…

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Author: Redacció museu

Calendars of the Nippon Exlibris Association

Calendaris de la Nippon Exlibris Association

Sandra Herrera and Yolanda Ruiz The exhibition The Colours of Fire. Hamada – Artigas, which can be visited at the museum until 9 January 2022, shows the connection between Catalonia and Japan through the story of friendship and mutual admiration between the artists Josep Llorens Artigas (1892-1980) and Hamada Shōji (1894-1978). Cultural exchange between Europe…

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Author: Sandra Herrera

Transforming the gaze: the visibility of women artists

Sílvia Redondo, Mireia Rosich and Íngrid Vidal On 10 March 2021, to mark International Women’s Day, the activity “Transforming the gaze: the visibility of women artists” was held virtually. The main objective of this event, organized by the museum’s Joaquim Folch i Torres Library and the Art Museums Network of Catalonia, was to learn about,…

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Author: Sílvia Redondo

2nd Conference on Open Science and Scientific Communication

Sílvia Redondo and Miguel Navas On 5th November, the 2nd Conference on Open Science and Scientific Communication was held virtually, organised by the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona (MCNB) and the Centre de Recerca en Informació, Comunicació i Cultura (CRICC). This event is the continuation of the Open…

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Author: Sílvia Redondo

Transforming the Gaze to Transform Museographical Discourses: Women Artists in the Museum

Mari Chordà. Autoretrat embarassada (1942). Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

Ingrid Vidal These days more and more museums are re-examining their discourses and rescuing works by women artists from the basements. To mark International Women’s Day we propose to take a look at some of the ideas that were crucial to, on the one hand, the birth of museums and, on the other, to the…

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Author: Ingrid Vidal

An Useful Photograph by Oriol Maspons. The School of Barcelona

Raúl Gimeno and Yolanda Ruiz Until 12 January 2020, will be able the exhibition Oriol Maspons: Useful Photography / 1949-1995, which takes an extensive look at the photographer’s work. In the exhibition there is a photograph of the poets Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Agustín Goytisolo and Carlos Barral posing with the literary critic Josep…

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Author: Raúl Gimeno

The donation by Lluís Masriera in 1932 to the Library of the Museums

Yolanda Ruiz Lluís Masriera i Rosés (1872-1958) is one of the most well-known members of the Masriera family. He was a recognised gold and silversmith, painter, set designer and theatre director who, moreover, became so thanks to the tasks carried out in various cultural entities and institutions, a figure of reference from the cultural world…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

The role of Salvador Sanpere i Miquel in the origin of the Library of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Yolanda Ruiz The past of the Library of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is centennial and has always been linked to the city’s museums. For a long period it was of municipal titleholdership until 1990, with the enactment of the law of museums, Llei 17/1990, of 2nd November, when it was integrated into the…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

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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Author: Z_ Guest blogger