The Consorci Patrimoni Mundial de la Vall de Boí
(Vall de Boí World Heritage Consortium) and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
have signed an agreement establishing a new framework for collaboration between the two institutions to promote and publicise the heritage together.
Taking part at the official signing of the agreement, which was held on 13 July at the church of Sant Climent de Taüll
, were the Minister of Culture, Ferran Mascarell, in his capacity as President of the Consorci Patrimoni Mundial de la Vall de Boí, and the President of the MNAC, Miquel Roca.
Mascarell and Roca both stressed the importance of the Catalan Romanesque heritage and the need to make it known to the world, even on these times of crisis.
'We have am extraordinary heritage. It would be a good thing if people could get it into their heads exactly what the Romanesque heritage represents and what it means in the construction of our country. This “mental itinerary” should be in the minds of all the citizens of Catalonia', said Mascarell.
For his part, Miquel Roca, the President of the MNAC, pointed out that 'the MNAC is the depository of the finest collection of Romanesque art and this places a great responsibility on us. By presenting Romanesque art to the world we must showcase the people, the landscape and the country that made it possible.The partnership takes three main approaches
The agreement foresees the reproduction of the paintings of Santa Maria de Taüll, at present exhibited only in the MNAC.
Secondly, the professionals at the MNAC will provide scientific and technical advice for the activities and projects developed by the consortium, the two institutions' web sites will share links and communiques and publicity will be distributed reciprocally.
Finally, a standing coordinating commission and a mixed monitoring commission will be set up with the object of establishing lines of action, monitoring this action and evaluating programmes and actions.
Foto: Gemma Ylla- MNAC