Category: Museology

The renewal of the collection: new formats, new narrative

Àmbit. L'artista modern. Retrats i autoretrats

The modern art and contemporary collections of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya originate from the Universal Exposition that held in Barcelona in 1888. From that moment on and through very distinct processes, from museum systems and institutional acquisitions, to private donations and from artists, including popular subscriptions, a collection was formed which at the…

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Author: Juan José Lahuerta

Trends in Museums: ICOFOM Symposium in Paris

Nouvelles tendances de la museologie

Conxa Rodà By invitation from the Committee of Museology of the ICOM (ICOFOM), the museum participated in the international symposium in the Sorbonne University dedicated to New Trends. In a changing world and one of accelerated transformation, rethinking the role of the museums and of museology has become a need not only to progress, but…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

The challenges for today’s museums

The museums find themselves, in the heart of the 21st century, in a definitively new environment which requires them to make a profound change in the way they act and relate with society. With no doubt, museums have overcome the model based on a nineteenth century conception that defined them as deposits of heritage to be catalogued, protected and exhibited.

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Author: Pepe Serra