Publication of the book Before the memory disappear

Josep M. Padrós i Cuyàs, director of the Museum of Badalona between the years 1971 and 1975, has recently published the book Before the memory disappear, a work that gathers his memories and experiences over more than seventy years of dedication to heritage and archeology, both in Badalona and Tiana.

Padrós recovers, among many other experiences, the first news of archaeological finds in our city and its surroundings, and the different attempts that had existed since 1886 to group and exhibit the recovered funds.

The book, which has been a limited edition of 50 copies, is not for sale, but it can be consulted in all the libraries of Badalona and Tiana, and those specialized in Barcelona. It has also joined the Museum’s library.

The article on the study of the polychrome of a piece of the museum from the old monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra now online

The no. 17 of the Unicum magazine (publication of the Superior School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets of Catalonia) contains an article devoted to a late Gothic corbel that is kept in the Badalona Museum (inv. MB 156), which was restored with reason of the exhibition that was presented in 2016 to commemorate the 600 years of the founding of the monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra.

The article Study of the policromy of a late Gothic corbel from the monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra (Museum of Badalona) has been written by Rosa M. Gasol (Doctor of Fine Arts and Conservative-Painting Restorer of the Heritage Office Cultural de la Diputació de Barcelona) and José Luis Prada Pérez, Marta Badia, Núria Guasch and Manuel Angel Iglesias, all members of GRAPAC-CETEC Patrimoni (interdisciplinary group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona whose objective is the study of heritage assets).

Published in the number that corresponds to the year 2018, it is possible to consult complete on the open Catalan Magazines website (https://www.raco.cat/index.php/Unicum).

The Museum prepares a new cultural trip

In the Museum we are preparing a new cultural trip for the coming autumn, which will bring us to know the north of Portugal and Galicia. From October 24th to 30th, we will walk on both sides of the border with only one goal: to discover the history, heritage and beauty that is hidden in this privileged corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

In the lusitanian lands we will visit some wonderful places, on the coast between the Douro and the Miño, and we will discover Oporto, Guimaraes, Braga or Viana de Castelo. Already in Galician lands, we will enjoy visiting Tui, A Guarda, Allariz, Ribadavia or the Roman Via Nova that will lead us to the amazing military camp of Aquis Querquennis.

Further information and reservations: 934 644 911

Restoration and recovery of the modernist ceiling of La Sopera

When, in 1989, the establishment of saling and factory of soup pasta, La Sopera, located on Francesc Layret Street, 69, closed, the Museum of Badalona took the machinery that had been used to make the pasta and the carpentry of the store, where there were the countertops – thanks to the help of the sisters Eulàlia and Esperança Busquets. Also, a few boards of the painted gypsum ceiling that had a sample that simulated a field of wheat with poppies were removed too. They were made in 1912 when an important renovation and construction works were carried out on the building, projected by the Master of Works Josep Codina Clapés.

This material, preserved in the Museum’s deposits, has been restored to be incorporated into the exhibition El Modernisme i les Flors, which will open on June 27th.

The Carthusian of Montalegre in Breda

On the 11th and 12th of May, the photographs of the Montalegre Cartushian made by Oriol Casanovas and awarded with the Humanity Photo Awards 2015 prize were seen in Breda. These photographs, together with those made by Antonio Guillén, were part of the the exhibition The Carthusian of Montalegre. Six centuries of Carthusian silence, produced by the Museum of Badalona in 2017. The Breda exhibition is part of the 756th Festival de l’Ajust and the 4th Monastery Fair.

Calendar of activities from May to August 2019

You can download the program of activities of the Museum, where you’ll find countless proposals from May to August.

For further information: 933 841 750 info@museudebadalona.cat

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Special timetable for Sant Anastasi

On the occasion of the Sant Anastasi’s day, a holiday in Badalona, on Saturday, May 11th the Museum will open from 10 am to 2 pm.

Happy Festes de maig!

Sculpture by Agustí Querol Subirats

The coincidences do not exist and lately we have experienced it at the Museum. A couple of years ago, Natàlia Esquinas, now a doctor in art history, an specialist in sculpture, did a restoration work at the Museum and cleaned a sculptural piece – an old woman’s head in terra cotta – from the Museum’s collection, which has been there since its opening in 1966. Of the piece, nothing was known: neither how did it come to the Museum, nor when, nor which was its chronology or who the author was.

Already at that time, this piece attracted much attention to Natàlia Esquinas, as it reminded her other pieces that she knew because of her research, which was around the figure of the sculptor Josep Llimona i Bruguera.

Finally, she was able to discover the author, which is none other than Agustí Querol Subirats (Tortosa 1860 – Madrid 1909), sculptor disciple of Domènec Talarn and the brothers Agapit and Venanci Vallmitjana.

The bust of the Museum (inv. MB 217) is a part of the work La tradició, of which there are several pieces made in different materials (whole or partial), one of them, in bronze, preserved in the Museum del Prado

Stereoscopic photographs from Can Mora

In 2012, the Club Joventut Badalona, ​​then the owner of the Can Mora farmhouse, donated to the Badalona Museum a set of photographic material that had been found in this country house of Canyet.

The material is mostly made up of large-format stereoscopic photographs (9 x 12 cm), of great quality. It seems that some of the people in the family who lived in Can Mora were interested in photography, and this explains the images as well as the fact that there was material to reproduce negative glass and to be able to color it.

Stereoscopic photographs are double, almost equal, although it differs as each eye sees the same image. When looking with a device similar to binoculars (or putting a separation between the eyes) are seen in three-dimensional format.

In recent months, this material has been digitally copied, which allows it to be made known. These are very interesting photographs that portray a wealthy family and the atmosphere in Barcelona in the late nineteenth century.

 

FOTOGRAFIES ESTEREOSCÒPIQUES DEL FONS DE CAN MORA

Open doors day at the roman city of Baetulo

On Saturday, May 18th, from 7 pm and until 1 am, the Museum invites you to participate in a new edition of The Night of the Museums discovering, for free, the spaces preserved and musealized of the roman city of Baetulo:  the Roman baths and the Decumanus (located under the Museum of Badalona), the House of the Dolphins, the Garden of Quint Licinius and the Conduit of Waters.