Category: Library

«Salomé» by Oscar Wilde: a tour of the Collection of the Joaquim Folch i Torres Library

Raúl Gimeno and Sandra Herrera Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley in Salomé: a tragedy in one act (1894). Source: Joaquim Folch i Torres Library Ah! I have kissed thy mouth, Iokanaan. I have kissed thy mouth. There was a bitter taste on thy lips Oscar Wilde Within the collection of the Joaquim Folch i Torres Library…

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Author: Raúl Gimeno and Sandra Herrera

‘This Saint George’s Day, the Amics are giving books as presents at the Museum Library!’

The Amics del Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Friends of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) are initiating the campaign Fem Biblioteca, fem Museu (Making a Library, Making a Museum) in order to increase the reading material in the Museu Nacional’s Folch i Torres Library. This Saint George’s Day we are taking steps to promote…

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Author: Balma Badal

Towards Modernity: the Fine Art Exhibitions in Barcelona

Manel Garcia Clavero Between 1888 and 1911 Barcelona experienced one of the most important artistic episodes of the modern age. It was a moment when institutional and public awareness of culture was awakened, an initiative that was part of the wish to make the city a capital on a par with the great European centres….

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Author: Manel Garcia

Pastoral, by Celso Lagar

M. Lluïsa Faxedas The exhibition Celso Lagar and Hortense Bégué. The Catalan Years (1915-1918), which can currently be visited at the Museu d’Art de Girona, includes some pieces and documents from the collections of the MNAC. Among them are the small catalogues of the exhibitions that Lagar mounted in 1916 and 1918 at Galeries Laietanes,…

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Author: M. Lluïsa Faxedas

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