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Changes in the Collection of the Museu Picasso

It is a well known fact that museums do not permanently exhibit all the works of their collections. For reasons of conservation or due to the curatorial discourse, a large number of drawings and paintings are systematically changed, turning the Collection into a living organism that is renewed and modified non-stop. Our Collection is very rich in terms of works on paper - drawings and prints, that, for reasons of preventive conservation, oblige us to change them every three or four months. This allows us to exhibit all the works and even the smallest ones, which take on special ...

Inventory numbers: different periods, different decisions

We have recently received a group of students from the Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, with whom we chatted about numerous topics of the museum.  Among the topics there arose one question that in that moment we didn’t know how to answer, and it left us thoughtful! The Wait (Margot). París 1901. MPB 4271. Plandiura acquisition | Enlarged detail of the numbers in red ink (more…)

The 2012-2013 season in the Museu Picasso

With Bernardo Laniado-Romero at the front, a new period starts for the museum, with a lot of enthusiasm both from the new director and from the team of the museum. In his presentation of the new 2012-2013 season, he outlined the following lines of action: To consider the collection as the central axis of the work of the museum. To conceive the tasks and functions of the museum with an eminently pedagogical character. To foster the access of the public to art and culture, in a special way for those collectives that have traditionally been excluded. To boost access to knowledge and fluent dialogue ...

Farewell to the Picasso with photos of visitors

After more than five years at the Museu Picasso, working on a wide range of projects, but especially on matters relating to the web and social networks, it feels strange to be writing a last post here. Anyway, I thought that a good way to say goodbye would be to publish a selection of my photos of members of the public looking at works by Picasso in museums around the world. In any museum, one of the most interesting things to look at — alongside the works on show and the design and layout of the museum itself — is ...

Our Postgraduate Course in Museum Management under Exam: Assessments and Improvements

The first edition of the new Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Management, run jointly by the Museu Picasso and IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, has just come to an end and it’s time to take stock. We are doing an internal evaluation at the Museum, we have asked the students for their assessments, and we want to share them with you, the readers of our blog, and with potential future students of the course. First of all, a figure: 76.2% of the students who took the Postgraduate course would recommend it. Of all the various indicators, this one is especially significant for us. This ...