Category: Museology

From Catalonia to Ukraine. From 1936 to 2022. Wars and heritage

Mireia Capdevila and Francesc Vilanova Curators of the exhibition The Museum in Danger! The Safeguarding and Organization of Catalan Art During the Civil War, MNAC, July 2021-February 2022 From the autumn of 1934, with the creation of a modern, functional and comprehensive museum of art at the service of the country, thanks to the efforts…

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Author: Mireia Capdevila and Francesc Vilanova

Let the storage rooms speak!

Mónica Baró / Neus Conte / Marta Masafret Mónica Baró has been working at the museum since 2004. She entered the Commercial Management department as an intern and later occupied a vacancy that had arisen in that department. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Registration and Exhibitions department’s team, where she has…

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Author: Mónica Baró, Neus Conte and Marta Masafret

Anything is a lightning conductor but lightning

Antonio Ortega The instructions given to a novice draftsman to transfer notions of perspective to the composition of the drawing are very simple and intuitive: close to the horizon is far away, far from the horizon is near; large is near, small is far away, and we could continue with a list of other similar…

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Author: Antonio Ortega

Documenting Gaudí, an exciting task

Mireia Berenguer i Amat has been working at the Museu Nacional since 2000. She joined as a guide and after going through various departments she is currently one of the documentalists in the area of Collections. The exhibition on Nonell was the first one she documented. Even though it was finally not put on due…

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Author: Redacció museu

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

25 Years of Museum Connections

Irina Grevtsova Their doors closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, therefore museums and many cultural institutions have had to sharpen their wits in order to continue providing their visitors – now, virtual visitors – with high-quality initiatives. Without wishing to ever replace the direct experience of a visit – to incentivize it rather, in what…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

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

Museums today and tomorrow: open is the way

Conxa Rodà From my very loooong, long experience as a museum professional, I can recommend you one thing: be open. This unfolds in two: open your eyes, open your minds. Open your eyes Open your eyes to see what others are doing: other museums, other cultural institutions, others beyond our sector. Benchmark. Network as much…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Towards an unfinished museography

Lluís Alabern Artworks have various lives; those that they live during their time, in their context, and those which live outside their times, in new periods. We owe the rupture of the unidirectionality and temporal coherence of the History of Art to the thinkers such as Aby Warburg or Walter Benjamin. Under the protection of…

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Author: Lluís Alabern

Talking of museums in China /2

Conxa Rodà We talked in a previous post of the tour that the Museu Nacional was invited to do by Museums and the Web to three Chinese cities and we commented on the characteristics and challenges of the museums there. Today we’ll share content extracted from the lectures and show the museums we visited. Talks and…

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Author: Conxa Rodà