Tag: photography

The story of an experience at the Tate after the Postgraduate course in Museum Management

Mercè Giralt As a former student in the second year of the Postgraduate course in Museum Management, I would like to take the opportunity to share here one of the best experiences I have had in the field of museums and which I would probably not have had without first studying this programme. Thanks to…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

The Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona’s Daguerre-Giroux camera

Martí Llorens and Rebecca Mutell “I have found a way of fixing the images of the camera! I have seized the fleeting light and imprisoned it! I have forced the sun to paint pictures for me!” One day in 1824, uttering these words, the painter and businessman Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) rushed into the shop in…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

How a watercolour makes it possible to date a photograph and the photo makes it possible to put a face to the painter’s name

Paris, circa 1889 A painter, who we cannot identify, poses seated before the camera lens of a photographer, whose identity we do not know either. The artist has a proud air about him, satisfied with the work he has just done and whose results he is showing in public. The roomy bright surroundings in which…

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Author: Francesc Quílez

Two participative experiences of photography: Our Raval and audio-visual Maps of the city

El Nostre Raval

The exhibition I work the street. Joan Colom, photographs 1957-2010  has been an incentive for a group of youths and, furthermore, 11 centers that attend people with cognitive and physical disabilities, to develop a series of different photographic projects that have in common the fact of taking a close look at their most immediate urban…

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Author: Teresa González

Modernist architecture on the postcards of the Library

The oldest postcard circulated in Spain was issued in 1892. At the end of the 19th century, the Universal Postal Union regulated the format –9 x 14 cm– which was maintained until 1960, approximately, even though modern postcards are a little bigger. The first ones, published by the post office administrations, were very monotonous but…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

Joan Colom, Photography made Narrative

Exposició Joan Colom

On 6 February 2012, just one month after beginning a new period as Director of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, I had my first meeting with Joan Colom. In July of that same year, his complete archives entered the museum as a donation by the artist and, just one and a half years later,…

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Author: Pepe Serra