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Introduction | 5 Adults | 6 Young people | 7 Families and leisure | 8 Teachers and schoolchildren | 10 Community programme | 12 Espai educArt | 14 The MNAC Community | 14

Broadly speaking, museums are educational establishments, and they come alive when they are full of visitors and users. Directing the museum towards users, increasing its social use and working to offer a quality experience are today just some of the premises that museums have to use as guidelines. The educational, family and leisure-based programme that we are presenting is headed in this direction. Through art we can discover, experience, imagine, excite, learn, rethink and, why not, transgress. We invite you to do this by enjoying the collection and this range of proposals. Pepe Serra

Director of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)


Introduction educArt is the educational programme of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya educArt is aimed at all kinds of people and all ages: schoolchildren and teachers, families and leisure associations, young people and adults.

excite, express, experience... discuss, deduce, discover... understand... comprehend, construct, create... A ct, accede... reflect, recognize, rethink... transgress, transcend, touch... Words that define the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s educational action and which are implicit in all the ideas that you will find in this programme. educArt is a proposal that situates and defines art as an essential part of people’s education, as a way of learning and raising our awareness. By observing a work of art we gain a whole new way of looking at the world. educArt can help us to construct these different ways of observing.


Adults The MNAC’s collection and the exhibitions the museum organizes are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for talking about art and, also, for creating art. With your visit, accompanied by our educators, you will discover the wealth of artistic material conserved by the MNAC or be able to study the temporary exhibitions in depth. You may also discover some of the less well-known parts of the museum or take in an exceptional view of Barcelona from the terraces of the Palau Nacional.


Guided visits and itineraries


1,000 Years of Art The MNAC reserves. The unexhibited collection of a great museum n The Palau Nacional. Architecture and Memory n To the temporary exhibitions

Museums have often been places to meet for those who wish to put into practice their creative skills. It has always been quite normal, and it still is, to find people in museums with their sketchbooks, doing drawings and sketches of the works of the great masters. We are reviving this tradition and at the same time learning more about artistic techniques, materials and methods of working.

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Visits with audio-guides One Museum, 1,000 Years of Art A selection of masterpieces n Romanesque n Gothic n

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Young people The aim of these programmes is to transform the museum into an open space to make it easier for young people from different backgrounds and with different interests to socialize. It is a place where they can share ideas, talk about art and also take inspiration and develop artistically creative projects. * Under preparation


Families and leisure There are all kinds of activities for families and leisure associations. They can either be guided by the museum educators or done autonomously. By programming these activities, the museum becomes a place where it is possible to develop the sensory, exploratory, manipulative, emotional and social skills of children, young people and the adults accompanying them.


Sundays for Young and Old

Autonomous activities

From October to June, the museum organizes activities for spending Sunday morning with the family, taking part in a creative proposal related to the collection.

The MNAC Enigmas

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A pleasant, fun way to see two of the museum’s most outstanding collections. Free activity included in the price of admission to the Museum. n

What a Beast of a Ball

School holidays

Stories in Relief

In summer and at Christmas, when the schools are closed the museum is open for you. Recreational ideas for individuals and leisure associations.

Visit and body expression workshop based on the Modern Art Collection

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The Blue Hour

Visit and art workshop based on the Modern Art Collection


EmocionAR-Te (Art Emotion)

Active visit based on the Modern Art Collection


I Spy ... Lots of Hats

Rhymed itinerary and art workshop based on the Renaissance and Baroque Art Collection and the Cambó Bequest




Visit and body expression workshop based on the Romanesque Art Collection


Painted Murder


Fairies that Don’t Get Cross

Gothic Art collection

Visit and body expression workshop based on the Modern Art Collection


The Theft of the Bestiary

Romanesque Art collection

 oins and Notes, Much More Than C Money!

Visit and art workshop based on the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia’s Collection

 t the MNAC, Art is a Christmas A Present n A Summer of Art at the Museum n

The MNAC at home

If you wish to enjoy the museum from home or to have a nice souvenir of your visit, in the museum shop you will find the DVD Una mà de contes del MNAC, a selection of 20 stories inspired by works in the collection that you will also find on our website. The EmocionAR-Te (Art Emotion) itinerary-guides, also available in the shop, contain ideas for activities to enable you to get to know, in a playful yet rigorous way, some of the works in the Modern Art Collection.

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Teachers and schoolchildren educArt offers teachers a wide range of activities based on the MNAC’s collection. These activities suggest methodologies and offer teaching materials adapted to the different age ranges and educational cycles, from Infant Education to Pre-University level. Their chief aim is to complement, broaden and diversify the school curriculum.


Educational activities and levels

Training and advice

Every year, we organize training courses and symposia with the aim of providing support for permanent teacher training outside a strictly school environment.

Romanesque Art Collection n



I nfant Education Sound and Colour. An Approach to Romanesque Art

Autumn School

 rimary Education P The Bestiary


 rimary Education, ESO (Compulsory SeP condary Education) and Pre-university Strolling Through Romanesque Art

Romanesque and Gothic Art Collections n


 rimary Education, ESO and Pre-university P Medieval Art  SO E Medieval Society Through Art

In collaboration with the Rosa Sensat Teachers’ Association

Professional Painters: Painting Techniques in the Middle Ages

Modern Art Collection



I nfant Education and Primary Education Stories in Relief  rimary Education P EmocionAR-Te (Art Emotion)

Projects with schools

All Sorts of Bodies Modernisme: Total Art


Reflexionart: Art Tutorials

 SO E The Body in Sculpture: from Realism to Abstraction  SO and Pre-university E Modern Art: from the 19th Century to the Early Avant-garde

The Cambó Bequest n

 rimary Education P Portraits

The Collection

n Pre-University Selectivity itinerary

1,000 Years of Art

Teaching materials

We make a variety of teaching materials with ideas for working in the classroom available to teachers. Artists, artistic movements and different monographic themes related to the museum’s collection or to the temporary exhibitions are the principal working themes.

I nfant Education The Dance of the Imps and Fairies

The Blue Hour. With Santiago Rusiñol


 ompulsory Secondary Education (ESO) C Walls That Connect: from Romanesque Art to Facebook

A Summer of Art at the MNAC

Walls That Connect: from Romanesque Art to Facebook



I nfant Education and Primary Education Sound and Colour. An Approach to Romanesque Art Stories in Relief The Dance of the Imps and Fairies

This initiative is a pilot experience of training-action, arising from the IMEB Barcelona Council of Pedagogical Coordination’s Artistic Idioms Working Party. Its principal aim is to bring together cultural institutions and educational centres to reflect jointly on a common theme. In the first edition (2010-2011 academic year), the theme for reflection was The Genre and its Construction.

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Community programme Museums are part of the social fabric and are committed to collaborating with other cultural, educational and welfare institutions, and contributing to their socio-educational work.


Programmes for cultural and social inclusion

Sign language guides

The aim of the inclusion programmes is to increase people’s access to the artistic patrimony. They are geared towards nonhabitual museum visitors or people who are unable to do so without needing assistance. n

 he Museum: Common Ground for T Integration

A programme aimed at people with impaired mental or physical faculties. The programme for 2011-2012 is in collaboration with:

The museum also hosts initiatives by other bodies with the aim of broadening participation and access to the artistic patrimony, as in the case of Susoespai. Creació i salut mental (

Preparatory and training sessions The museum organizes working parties formed by the educators of the occupational centres, special education schools and the museum professionals, to share experiences that may contribute new knowledge to ways of approaching the artistic patrimony from the point of view of universal accessibility.

To help the hearing-impaired to enjoy the visit, the MNAC, together with the Fundación Orange, offers this group a free service. It is a PDA device in Sign Language in Catalan (CSL), Spanish (SSL) and International (ISL). Each explanatory video contains the subtitles in its language (in the case of International Sign Language, the subtitles are in English).

Commented visits The museum offers the possibility of making, on request, free commented visits for the users of the bodies that attend to people at risk of social exclusion.

The MNAC and the Barcelona Libraries network The project Una mà de contes del MNAC in the Barcelona Libraries ( positions the museum in the territory by opening it up to new forms of participation. The users of these cultural facilities can enjoy a different view of the museum’s collection through 20 audio-visual stories, and they can invent a story based on a scene inspired by a work of art.

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Espai educArt What is it?

- It is a creative forum open to all ages. - There you can autonomously explore aspects related to the works of art through different resources and activities. - It is also a gallery where the work done by the families and people that visit us is exhibited. - Often it becomes a workshop space where everyone who visits the museum can show off their creative talent.

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What else can you do there?

-P  lay, rest or amuse yourself for a while. - L eaf through an illustrated book. -Y  ou will always find paper and pencils in case you feel like giving your opinion, writing or doing a drawing about what has interested you the most on your visit to the museum.

Where is it?

- In the Oval Hall. You’ll be able to identify it easily by its characteristic round window.

When is it open?

- Whenever the museum is open, and admission is free.

|T  he museum is in the Parc de Montjuïc. Take advantage of this setting to enjoy a day of art and nature. |Y  ou can prepare your visit from Consult the Collections Online.


| The museum is a great place for discussion and new ideas: sit and talk about what you liked the most. You don’t have to be an expert to look at and enjoy art. |E  xplain to children that a respectful attitude towards the works of art helps to preserve them. It will always work better than a simple “Don’t touch!”. | Take a break: the Cúbic Cafeteria, the Oval Hall or the Espai educArt are good places to rest.


Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuïc 08038 Barcelona

Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am–7pm Sundays and public holidays, 10am–2.30pm Mondays closed, except public holidays

How to get there

How to book

Tel. 00 34 93 622 03 75 | All groups will receive a letter confirming their booking

Contact us

Education Department Tel. 93 622 03 60 | General museum information Tel. 93 622 03 76 | Fax 93 622 03 74

L1, L3 (Espanya) L8, R5, R6, S4, S33 (Espanya) 5  0 (Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc-MNAC) 55 (MNAC-Museu Etnològic) 61 (Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc-MNAC)


Monday to Friday, 10am–6pm Saturdays closed August: Monday to Friday, 10am–2pm

Free parking


Building adapted for persons with reduced mobility Baby pushchairs, folding chairs and wheelchairs available on request

Other services

Cloakroom Baby changing area

Shop The MNAC Café Òleum Restaurant

Bookings: 93 289 06 79

The MNAC Terrace Room hire for events

Photographs: MNAC (Calveras, Mérida, Sagristà), Imagen M.A.S., Xavi Padrós | Graphic design: Marta Aymar

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The educational programme of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, 2012-2013

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