Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya one museum, 1000 years of art
Calendar of activities
Activities centring on the exhibition 'The Museum Explores. Works of art under examination'

Temporary exhibitions

Guided visits to the exhibition (from 1 December)

Saturday at 11 am (in Spanish) and at 12.30 pm (in Catalan)
Duration: 1 hr
Free activity
For groups with prior booking: tel. 93 622 03 75 or

Audio devices are issued 20 minutes before each visit at the groups desk. To speed the process, please ensure you are on time. In special cases, the museum may change the conditions of access to the visit. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Free family activity. How do artists work?
Unguided itinerary for exploring the exhibition with the family

Artist’s working procedures leave traces in their work that show up when restorers and curators study it closely.
From a selection of cases in the exhibition, you will be able to discover and experiment with little-known aspects of artists’ techniques, materials and creative processes.

Presentation of the exhibition to teachers and teaching material

On Tuesday 11 December at 6 pm we are presenting the exhibition The Museum Explores to all teachers. Mireia Mestre, head of the MNAC’s Department of Restoration and Preventive Conservation and curator of the exhibition, will be giving a guided tour. Afterwards, specialists from the education department will present all the teaching material they have prepared so that teachers can hold activities in the classroom relating to this exhibition.

The presentation does not require prior registration but places are limited.

The teaching material will soon be available on this site for downloading.

Free application The Museum Explores for iPad and for Android.

Talks (free activity)

22 November, 6.30 pm
Explore/Explain. Inaugural talk
Mireia Mestre (MNAC). Exhibition rooms

29 November, 7 pm
New attribution and restoration process of Juan Bautista Maíno’s ‘The Conversion of Saint Paul’
Francesc Quílez and Carles Pongiluppi (MNAC). Maíno Room of the Modern Art Collection

13 December, 7 pm
Artistic objects in private hands, practical tips for conserving them (talk and discussion)
Benoit Vincens de Tapol (MNAC). MNAC Auditorium

20 December, 7 pm
Study of the ‘Mona Lisa’ in the Museo del Prado in the context of the Italian Renaissance workshops
Ana González Mozo (Museo del Prado). MNAC Auditorium

10 January, 7 pm
Close-up on Van Eyck: the ‘Altarpiece of the Mystic Lamb’
Bart Fransen (Royal Institute of the Artistic Heritage, Brussels). MNAC Auditorium

17 January, 7 pm
Forgeries and the legitimating value of the museum: the ‘Cajas Chinas’ project (round table)
Montse Carreño and Raquel Muñoz (artists) and Damià Martínez (MNAC). Exhibition rooms

24 January, 7 pm
Contemporary art materials, a challenge for conservation (round table)
Joan Fontcuberta and Perejaume (artists) and Xavier Rossell (MACBA). Moderator: Mireia Mestre (MNAC)

Cinema (free activity)

4 December, 7 pm

F for Fake (1973), Orson Welles. Presentation by Esteve Riambau (Filmoteca de Catalunya). Within the series For the love of Art. Film and painting, organized in collaboration with Filmoteca de Catalunya. Dome Room

Technical sessions

29 and 30 January
Works of art under examination

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