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Project Museu Picasso Barcelona


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The current project of the Museu Picasso starts from the idea of what makes this museum unique and distinguishes it from other museums

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Project Museu Picasso Barcelona

  2. 2. <ul><li>The essence of the Museu Picasso </li></ul><ul><li>The current project of the Museu Picasso starts from the idea of what makes this museum unique and distinguishes it from other museums: </li></ul><ul><li>The collection is the heart of the museum and the reason why it came into being. It was donated to Barcelona by Picasso himself, this is the only Picasso Museum created during the artist’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>So what gives purpose to the Picasso Museum is valuing and providing access to this heritage to the world, a legacy which clearly explains Picasso’s relationship with Barcelona. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Foto de gent New presentation of the collection
  4. 4. <ul><li>Principles, priorities and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>The main purpose of the museum is to provide a social and educational service. </li></ul><ul><li>To become a fundamental knowledge and educational space </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage visitors’ critical perspective and active participation, as opposed to mere consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>To become a space for dialogue, committed to providing a quality experience rather than quantity. </li></ul><ul><li>To offer new perspectives and critical views related to Picasso and the collection in general. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop the museum visit for the local public and encourage them to come back. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Museu Picasso unfolds 2007-2008
  6. 6. New stage, new direction, new projects
  7. 7. <ul><li>1 . Rethinking Picasso </li></ul><ul><li>The collection, which comprises close to 4,000 works by Picasso, constitutes the heart of the museum. </li></ul><ul><li>Generating new discourses about the artist and keep his legacy alive: interpreting it from the perspective of the present and preparing it for the 21 st century perception. </li></ul><ul><li>Building up new perspectives of Picasso so that the youngest generation of today and future generations can relate to him. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>2 . The “permanent” exhibition: Picasso in context </li></ul><ul><li>New presentation : thematic spaces (Sabartés, engravings) and new museographical display and placing value on the works. </li></ul><ul><li>Future presentation : will include other artists and materials (photographs, documentation) and the artistic and social context. A display constantly evolving, making further visits indispensable. </li></ul><ul><li>A policy of long-term loan agreements. A more dynamic view about public heritage. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>3 . Increase of the collection </li></ul><ul><li>To extend the collection based on a very specific criterion to make further acquisitions that give considerable added value to the collection and make it more complete. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote and maintain coopeeration with collectors and galleries. </li></ul>Pablo Picasso Title: Jaume Sabartés as a faun playing the recorder Technique: Oil and Gouache on paper Dimensions: 65.4 x 50.9 cm Date and inscription on the back : “ Antibes October 14 1946 II” Acquired: 2008
  10. 11. <ul><li>4 . The museum’s history </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibition, publication and a permanent display at the museum to explains the museum’s history, at the light of the more recent research </li></ul><ul><li>To recover historical memory and inform both the city and museum visitors. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Donation by Pablo Picasso. Transport of the works from the family residence in Barcelona to the Museum. 1970 Photo: Pérez de Rozas. Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat, Arxiu Fotogràfic
  12. 13. Public Programmes
  13. 14. <ul><li>1 . Temporary exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>The museum’s exhibitions programme is very closely linked to the idea of rethinking Picasso’s art and contextualising it. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up projects with the participation and exhibitions of contemporary artists. </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions: </li></ul><ul><li>Forgetting Velázquez. Las Meninas , May-September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Living Things . Picasso Figure / Still-Life , November 2008 – March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Kees Van Dongen, June – September 2009 (in collaboration with Monaco and Montréal). </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming exhibitions projects: </li></ul><ul><li>History of the Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Monographic exhibitions of the works in our collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Touring Exhibitions </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>2 . Education </li></ul><ul><li>New educational service: 4 workshops and 4 museum visits adressed to different school stages, including teachers’notes and a personalized service for teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>This programme is now at the stage where the number of school visits is on the increase and which will be consolidated during the next school year. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Taller educatiu al Museu Picasso
  16. 18. <ul><li>3 . Knowledge and research </li></ul><ul><li>Post-graduate course “Rethinking Picasso” (in collaboration with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB). </li></ul><ul><li>New generations interpreting and studying Picasso, (October 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Two new academic publications </li></ul><ul><li>Inèdits , articles and papers read at conferences given at the museum. </li></ul><ul><li>Sabartés collection: to recover and translate into Catalan fundamental studies on Picasso that are still unavailable in Catalan. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Library and documentation centre </li></ul><ul><li>New web page ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>First phase: information and resources (March 2008). (See Web redesign Project </li></ul><ul><li>also at Slideshare: </li></ul><ul><li>Second phase (2009): online collection and options which allow users to actively participate (web 2.0). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  17. 19. Biblioteca del Museu Picasso, sala de lectura
  18. 20. Proximity: a museum for all
  19. 21. <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Sundays at the Picasso Museum : small-scale performances (circus, dance, music for a wide range of publics. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities for children and families at the weekend: workshops run by artists which relate to the collection or exhibitions. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Seen by”: museum collection and exhibitions as seen by creators and professionals from various disciplines (artists, film directors, writers, philosophers, academics etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops for children and families during public holidays: Christmas, Easter and summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Active participation in cultural / artistic events and local and city-wide celebrations : Autumn Festival_Ribermúsica, Barcelona Summer Festival(GREC), Festival of Poetry, LOOP_Video Festival, Dies de dansa, to name but a few. </li></ul>
  20. 23. The Picasso Museum’s purpose and civic responsibility Moving beyond the museum’s principle objectives, it cannot overlook its civic responsibility regarding the Ciutat Vella quarter as well as Barcelona as a whole as regards a cultural centre that can have a significant impact on its immediate environment (queues, transport, tourism and higher prices, etc.). Along similar lines, we have been working in collaboration with the district council and a number of associations and neighbourhood groups so that the museum provides a heritage space and potential instrument for use in various programmes: integrating newly arrived social groups, those at risk of being socially excluded, people with disabilities and the elderly, etc.
  21. 24. <ul><li>New management model </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>Increased workforce, consolidation of the organigram. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Plan 2009-2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul>
  22. 25. <ul><li>Extending and reorganising spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporation of a new building located at c/ Flassaders: </li></ul><ul><li>1,600 m 2 useable space which will provide for a knowledge centre library and education services. </li></ul><ul><li>Tenders for the contract: April 2009. Finalising of the work forecast: 22 months. </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganisation of the historical buildings to improve internal services and customer services. </li></ul>
  23. 26. Model of the new building of the Museu Picasso Architect: Jordi Garcés View from the plaça Sabartés
  24. 27. <ul><li>Final remarks </li></ul><ul><li>The objectives and development of the Museu Picasso are tailored to sphere of culture as expressed in the Pla d’Actuació Municipal de Cultura 2008-2011 ( Barcelona Municipal Plan for Culture) , in particular: </li></ul><ul><li>To foster cultural productivity in Barcelona. </li></ul><ul><li>To further the possibilities for all citizens to practice and participate in cultural activities. </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage participation by different cultural agents. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the relevance of Barcelona’s cultural heritage. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the trajectory of Barcelona as a cultural metropolis and capital of Catalan culture. </li></ul>
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