Category Archives: Spain

Reopening Museums and Galleries in Spain Post Lockdown: A guide from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport

Photo: ICOM

The Spanish government’s Ministry of Culture and Sport has recently published a document detailing how museums and galleries may be able to manage visitors and collections once lockdown has been fully lifted in Spain. Xanthe Brooke has written a summary of their guidance:

‘In addition to implementing hygiene and physical distancing rules the Dept. considers that in the short term at least there will be no room for block-buster exhibitions attracting mass tourism, nor social and educational activities attracting groups of visitors, and that cultural activities should resume with the limitation of capacity to one third. Museum libraries, archives and research rooms will not be available to the public until the de-escalation phases have been completed and, in any case, assistance by telematic means will prevail. 

Instead museums and galleries should continue to make their collections accessible by placing their collections online by digitisation, virtual reality, and other technological means. The Dept. goes on to state that though lower visitor numbers might increase the quality of the visit, it might also lead to a more ‘elitist museum’, and so museums must ensure that future visitors are diverse, and seek out methods in which participation can involve different sectors of society.

The Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Art has already announced that when it re-opens, sometime in early to mid-June, as well as abiding by hygiene and temperature advice, it will: aim to reduce its visitor numbers to 30% of its previous footfall; introduce a 1-way system around its rooms; and withdraw paper brochures, maps, plans and guides to the museum to prevent the transfer of the virus, and instead introduce an app for visitors’ mobile phones.’

Please find additional information on the guidance here (in Spanish): https://www.hoyesarte.com/artes-visuales/como-planificar-la-reapertura-de-los-museos_278418/

Two exhibitions, Picasso Museum, Málaga

Fundacion Picasso
Museo Picasso – Casa Natal, Málaga
16 March – 11 June 2017

Two exhibitions:

A total of 88 works by 49 artist contemporaries of Picasso, including Rafael Barradas, Francisco Bores, Chillida, Dalí, Gris, Maruja Mallo, and Moreno Villa, on display in two exhibitions:

Arte recuperado (1916-1957): La modernidad española en la ACAC (Asociación Colección de Arte Contemporáneo)

Selected from the ACAC collection (founded in 1987) of more than1,000 works by Hispanic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Junto al aura de Picasso

Reflects on Picasso’s influence on specific artists such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Julio González, Benjamín Palencia, Óscar Domínguez, Alberto Sánchez, Luis Fernández and Antoni Tàpies.

 

 

 

 

 

Light and Lighting in al-­Andalus. Tom Nickson at the Khalili Research Centre, Oxford


THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WEST RESEARCH SEMINAR

Dr Tom Nickson
(London, Courtauld Institute)

‘Light and Lighting in al-­Andalus’

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
2 PM
Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford
3 St John Street, Oxford, OX1 2LG
Lecture Room 3

Audience: Members of the University only
Booking not required

Hebrew scribes and manuscripts in Egypt, Spain and Northern France (London, 24 May 2017)

British Library Add MS 27210 (The ‘Golden Haggadah’)

John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture
2017

Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, FBA
Professor of Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic Manuscript Studies, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne), Paris

Crossing palaeographical borders: bi-alphabetical Hebrew scribes and manuscripts in Egypt, Spain and Northern France (11th to 15th centuries)

Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Time: 18:00–20:00

Venue: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Room: Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor,

Attendance Free: Link here to book your place.

* This lecture is generously supported by the John Coffin Memorial Trust

Roundtable: Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration across Time and Space (Lincoln, 20 March 2017)

On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration across Time and Space
Roundtable, Monday 20th March, 6pm

David Chiddick Building, DCB 1101
(n. 18 on this map: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/campusmap/)

Introduction by Francisco Singul (Xunta de Galicia)
Short presentations by Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, Dr Sarah Longair, Dr Robert Portass, Dr Michele Vescovi and Dr Jamie Wood
Wine reception

Exhibition: Hospitality on the Road to Santiago de Compostela
14th March – 2nd April 2017
Chapter House, Lincoln Cathedral

 For more information on this event and/or the exhibition, please contact: aliuzzoscorpo@lincoln.ac.uk