El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

Art and patronage: from the private collection to public heritage, and the legal aspects that make it possible

At the end of October the exhibition “Picasso ceramics. Jacqueline’s gift to Barcelona” was presented, an exhibition that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the donation of 41 ceramic pieces from her private collection that Jacqueline gave to the Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Postcard of the ceramics exhibition (more…)

Virtual learning about the cultural heritage: the findings of research at the UOC

How are social and technological changes affecting learning? What can our museums and heritage centres do to provide or co-produce inspiring and meaningful online educational resources for different publics? Janine Sprünker has dealt with all of this and more in her thesis, which we have asked her to summarize so as to share it with you in our blog. The thesis has been distinguished with a well-deserved summa cum laude. Congratulations, Janine, and thanks for condensing several years of research and hundreds of pages for us here! On July 1, I defended the thesis entitled ‘Heritage Education Using Online Educational Resources ...

What do the Museu Picasso, Europeana and cultural hackers have in common?

That’s easy: the philosophy of making content and tools available to users. The Museu Picasso has a collection and the aim of extending knowledge and enjoyment of it to the greatest possible number of users. The Europeana internet portal, which currently offers access to some 19 million cultural objects, has the same aim as the Museum. The expert developers have the skills and the talent to make the data ‘play’ and extract open applications that are made accessible to the public. This happy triangulation has proved an ideal culture medium, helping make the Hackathon event in Barcelona and the prototypes it ...

Museums are going mobile /1

In a relatively short time the museums have entered the Internet, created websites, digitised the collections, and entered the social networks. Do we expect even more movements? some of you may be asking. Well the answer is clearly yes. As society changes so the museums also have to adapt if we want to keep and attract new users, either in person or online. A visitor using the iPad in our exhibition rooms during explanations by Nina Simon. | Image of the iPhone app from the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) | Presentation of the ...