Graphic image of the 2022 edition of In Museu

Museums are showing their hidden rooms

Around 15 venues will take part in the sixth edition of In Museu on 5 February, with more than 120 sessions.

The day is approaching to cross those museum doors that are usually locked, reserved for "Authorised personnel only" or marked with a "No entry" sign. Typically, the part of a museum open to the public is only a portion of its whole building. There are also offices for staff, archives, restoration workshops, collections, storerooms with the works that, for whatever reason, are not exhibited in the galleries, and so on.

In Museu was created six years ago by the Directorate and Heritage of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB) to showcase the museums' inner workings, let people discover first-hand how these spaces function and give them a glimpse into the lives of museum professionals. This year's edition, under the slogan "Discover the museums' souls", will be held on Saturday, 5 February. 15 centres of various disciplines and from different districts will take part in the event. 2022  will see a record spike in the number of available spots as up to 2,000 people will be able to attend. There will be more than 120 separate sessions at different times, mainly in the morning and some in the afternoon. Registration, which is free and essential for all visits, will open on 27 January.

This year, the Laboratori de Natura del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona in the Ciutadella Park will be joining the event. The rest of the participating venues are: the Montjuïc Castle, El Born CCM, the Fundació Joan Miró, the MACBA, the MUHBA in Plaça del Rei, the Centre de Col·leccions MUHBA, the Museu de la Música, the Museu del Disseny, the Seu Parc de Montjuïc of the Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món, the Museu Frederic Marès, the Museu Maritim, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and the Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes. Visitor groups will be small and guided by museum professionals such as curators, restorers, archivists or historians. It is a unique opportunity to get to know the museums as well as to learn, first-hand, about the professionals and their roles.

For further information, visit this link.

Publication date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
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