Category: museum jobs

The Museum as Theatre. A look at the museographical work of the Museu Nacional

Juliette Raussin From the museum as a temple to the museum as an actor in its present For the last five months I have had the privilege of being part of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s Department of Museography in the framework of a curricular internship. This experience has been enriching in many ways…

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Author: Juliette Raussin

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

The “Green Deal”of the Museu Nacional

Ferran Pérez and Xavier Abelló In November 2020, the European Parliament declared a climate emergency and, one month later, the President of the European Commission presented the “European Green Deal” , which should turn Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The goals of this deal are for Europe to have a clean zero-emission…

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Author: Ferran Pérez and Xavier Abelló

Calaf Market: the restoration of an unusual work

Núria Prat and Teresa Sardà Calaf Market is a work that has recently been placed in one of the rooms in the museum, on loan since 2019 from a private a collector. It is a folding screen signed by the lacquer artist Enriqueta Pascual Benigani, and also by Xavier Nogués, who did the caricature drawing…

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Author: Núria Prat and Teresa Sardà

Francesc Paradaltas i Pintó: the Recovery of a Forgotten Biography

Albert Estrada-Rius Why am I writing this post? The reason is to complement, from a personal point of view, the exhibition that can be visited until 1 March in the vestibule of the Joaquim Folch i Torras Library about the figure of Francesc Paradaltas i Pintó (1808-1887). The idea is to return to some of…

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Author: Albert Estrada-Rius

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

Conservation and restoration in wartime

Mireia Campuzano i Mireia Mestre The exhibition Museum in Danger! Safeguarding and Organization of Catalan Art During the Civil War is due to end shortly, having highlighted the steps taken by the museum’s directors and technicians to save the Catalan artistic heritage after the coup d’état. It was a tumultuous period, in which ceaseless efforts…

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Author: Mireia Campuzano and Mireia Mestre

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

The Miralles altarpiece is exhibited in the first Antoine de Lonhy retrospective

Cèsar Favà and Ruth Bagan Until 9 January 2022, the work will be displayed in the exhibition Il Rinascimento europeo di Antoine de Lonhy, in the Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d’Arte Antica in Turin. It sheds light on the painter’s work in Catalonia, together with a reproduction of the other work surviving from the same period:…

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Author: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

The Security in the Museum

Joan Josep Pintado Different and varied professions coexist in the museum. The trades that first come to mind are those that come in contact with the works of art and exhibitions: restorers, curators, conservators, registrars, educators, etc.  But there are a whole other series of trades without which the museum would not work: admin staff,…

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Author: Joan Josep Pintado