Tag: technology

Documentation in the Museu Nacional: a grey task? /2

Neus Conte/Marta Masafret In this second article we will explain two of the projects in which we have been collaborating, as parallel and complementary tasks to the daily documentation tasks. Technical commission for the standardization and development of documentation The first project is the participation in the Network of art museums of Catalonia and, specifically,…

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Author: Neus Conte

The Violinist by Pablo Gargallo: a question of incompatibility

Àlex Masalles examinant l’escultura

Pablo Gargallo’s sculpture The Violinist is suffering serious deterioration due to the incompatibility of the materials with which it is made: a wood armature covered with lead. For this reason, the Friends of the Museu Nacional have started a crowdfunding campaign Lets Save theViolinist. Conservator Àlex Masalles explains the details of the sculpture, the study…

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Author: Àlex Masalles

The connecting power of the new website of the Museo del Prado

Conxa Rodà The new website of the Museo del Prado is an excellent example of how to connect the collection, the knowledge and the public. The network of interrelations between artworks’ records, the images, videos, talks, biographies, history, etc., offer very enriched and contextualised approaches of the works, the artists and the periods. All in…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Documentation in the Museu Nacional: a grey task?

Neus Conte/Marta Masafret The Museu Nacional manages a large and varied volume of objects of art, some 290,000 works distributed in diverse collections: Romanesque Art, Gothic Art, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern Art (including Photographic Heritage), the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, and the Numismatic Cabinet. Of this total of works, 164,500 are documented in the…

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Author: Neus Conte

Toward a new museum library model

Jana Soto As we explained in the post Museum libraries: the great unknown, this type of library, historically, has not enjoyed great visibility outside its museum’s walls. Each library and its staff are responsible for carrying out the actions needed to showcase the centre, as well as communicating its resources and services to the general…

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Author: Jana Soto

Digital Experiences_Museums and the Web Asia 2015 take aways

Conxa Rodà Connections and new learning was the intense activity during the edition of the Museums and the Web Asia 2015 held in October in Melbourne.  Our museum participated by running a Hands-on Content Strategy Workshop and by presenting the website renovation. As we often do in this blog, we will try to sum up…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Genesis and process of the digital catalogues in the Fundación Juan March

Montse Gumà Making all the art catalogues of the Foundation available from 1973 until the present day has been a major challenge and one that has been achieved in less than two years by a multi-disciplinary team. This was explained to us in a working session among museum professionals -mostly from the museums that make…

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Author: Montse Gumà

Tech trends beyond 2015 / 3

Conxa Rodà This third and final part of the series about the tech trends in museums deals with the technologies that go beyond 2015. To some it might seem a bit futurist. But it would be very convenient for us to be alert to the social digital trends and uses, and to keep experimenting and…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

15 technological trends in the museums in 2015 /2

This post is Part 2 of the one published two weeks ago, 15 technological trends in the museums in 2015 /1 Conxa Rodà 8. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) The major contribution of virtual reality is that it allows us to do what is not possible in the real world: to travel in…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

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