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New times and new museography

#NouMuseuPortTarragona (New Tarragona Port Museum)

Mercè Toldrà Dalmau

Publication date: 27/07/2022

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Comprehensive renovation of a port museum created in 2000. The passage of time translated into the need to intervene both in the adaptation of the building (an old goods warehouse) and in a new museography to achieve a more exciting, active and modern experience. Interactivity and immersion are present in the #NouMuseuPortTarragona.

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Catalan Museums

Antoni Laporte

Publication date: 20/09/2022

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Covid-19 caused a profound impact on the Catalan cultural system and, as a result, on the heritage field too. The global nature of the pandemic had similar effects in all countries. The lockdown first and the following limitations on mobility during the two years of the pandemic caused severe blows on attendance to museums, their income and especially their work teams. The imprint of this crisis left a profound mark in the sector, from fierce situations such as shutdowns and the resulting layoffs to the suspension of many activities. It should be noted that its different effects can be classified according to three main factors: location (museums located in territories with a strong tourist dependence have suffered the most), size (managing teams during lockdown and teleworking has been more complex for large organizations), and ownership (although the impact of the pandemic has been widespread and large and publicly owned museums have suffered severe consequences, the situation has been even more dramatic among the rich network of private facilities, which mostly depend on the income that they gather from visitors). In these long months of the pandemic, the sector focused a very considerable part of its efforts on increasing and improving its digital offer. Hopefully, at least, we used this crisis to consolidate some insight and to update digital resources.

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About the new definition of a 21st century museum

Teresa Reyes Bellmunt

Publication date: 01/07/2021

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Museums are a reflection of the present society, which is why their definition evolves along with the changes it experiences. ICOM has been changing the definition of “museum” over its seventy-five years of existence, and now is the time for a new push to update it so that it fits the reality of 21st century museums. After some setbacks, there is currently a well-defined methodology that gives the opportunity to participate openly to the entire museum sector around the world, with the aim of gaining its approval at the next General Conference, to be held in Prague during the Summer of 2022.

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Teenagers and museums. The impossible audience?

Analysis of the perceptions and opinions of young people and adolescents on museums

Marta Miras

Publication date: 09/11/2021

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This research aims to focus on the perceptions and opinions of young people in relation to museums, whether this alleged disinterest is really the result of a totally “hormonal” stage where you have your head in the clouds or if institutions do not know how to adapt to this type of audience, and are not offering the stimuli, language, and answers they seek. What is the middle term we need to understand us? Is it possible to reach a balance between us?

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'Dona’m la mar', una altra forma de mirar

La incorporació de la perspectiva de gènere en el relat museístic

Catalina Gayà Morla i Laia Seró Moreno

Publication date: 24/03/2019

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A finals de 2017, el Museu Marítim de Barcelona (MMB) va engegar Dona’m la mar, un projecte de recerca per incorporar la perspectiva de gènere a la narrativa del museu. Ara bé, volent incloure la veu de les dones com a part activa de la institució, Dona’m la mar també ens ha fet repensar quin és el rol del museu com a creador de relat en una societat que vol ser més igualitària. La recerca s’estructura entorn de cinc grups de discussió en què han participat dones que treballen i viuen la mar des de diferents àrees. Aquesta és l’experiència d’un museu que, com a la institució generadora de coneixement i memòria col·lectiva que és, ha assumit la seva responsabilitat social com a creador d’opinió pública i s’ha atrevit a formular noves preguntes per a la construcció del canvi: com narren la mar les dones de la mar?

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