Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s Romanesque Art Shines in Renovated Galleries


BARCELONA.- The MNAC‘s collection of Romanesque art has reopened with a new museographic discourse which as well as the mural painting showcases other remarkable techniques in Catalan Romanesque, such as painted panels and wood carvings, as well as highlighting precious metalwork and monumental sculpture. The new presentation also incorporates aspects to explain the origins of the collection and the technique for removing mural painting. Its interpretation also brings up to date the contributions made over the last 15 years thanks to research here in the Museum and by researchers in the academic world in general. This exhibition is part of a partnership with the Fundación Mapfre in Madrid, taking advantage of the refurbishing work in the Romanesque Art permanent exhibition rooms, which were closed from 15 November 2010 to the beginning of summer 2011. It consists of a selection of about 60 works from the MNAC’s collection chose