Presentation of the 2010-1011 Programme: a lot of work done and a lot still to do!

This week we presented our programme for the 2010-2011 season, which we are particularly pleased with because it embodies the results of the Museum’s evolution and the main objectives we set ourselves three years ago:

  • To promote research and knowledge from the Museum itself as a basis on which to undertake projects;
  • To continue to review Picassian narratives and the critical reception of the artist’s work in the area of Barcelona and Spanish.

This programme is a proposal of greater complexity than in previous years, and most of the projects have been generated in-house with the aim of continue to make the Museum a space for debate and participation.

Briefly, let me just say that the exhibitions programme will continue to review Picassian discourses with an emphasis on in-house research and production based on the collection, with a loans policy that highlights the value of our collection. The loans policy is also part of the programme. This year works from the Museu Picasso have been shown in 22 different exhibitions in this country and abroad. Placing our works in new contexts enhances their potential. Not only does it enrich the collection with new knowledge, but it also represents added value for Barcelona, which is present around the world in the form of exhibitions, too.

At the same time, the Museum’s public programmes continue their deployment, offering a wide range of projects for a variety of publics and interests, from the school and university level through to projects with a social and local-community focus, by way of proposals for adults and families. This year for the first time the Museum is organizing The Big Draw, a festive drawing event that will spread out through the neighbourhoods around the Museum, with everyone being invited to take part.

With regard to 2.0 networks, the Museum has achieved a key position both nationally and internationally, and we have established our presence and participation in the on-line communities. In 2011 we will continue to use the social networks as platforms for multi-directional communication, to increase the levels of interaction with users and to develop applications for mobile devices.

If you’d like to know more about our coming exhibitions and the programme of activities and educational projects we have developed, have a look at the press dossier.

We are delighted to invite you to take part in these proposals, which we hope you will enjoy. It would be a real pleasure to have you involved with the Museum, and even more to receive feedback about what you like and what you don’t: after all, nothing we do means anything without you, and your opinion matters… a lot!

Pepe Serra

What do you think is missing from the programme?
Would you recommend a visit to the Museu Picasso, in person or online, and if so, why?

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